Michigan’s Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson, can’t be called a Democrat’s best friend. She’s frequently gone along with Republican plans to make it harder to vote, as she did when she agreed with ditching the straight-ticket option.
But one Republican she can’t quite go along with is Trump. She’s not welcoming his insistence that the 2016 election was plagued with voter fraud. After all, that might imply that she hadn’t done her job right.
“I know of no widespread voter fraud,” Johnson told reporters Thursday. “But again, we need to do a better job at making sure people know that. And the way you do it is to put some rules and laws in place so that when there is, we collect that data.”
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette agrees there’s no evidence of any widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election.
“It was an election in Michigan that was conducted fair and square,” he said.
Score one for the adults in the room.