Michigan Voters Endure Long Lines Due to Broken Machines, Poor Planning by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

News from Progress Michigan

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
CONTACT: Jessica Tramontana, jessica@progressmichigan.org517-974-6302

LANSING – Today Progress Michigan released the following statement in response to reports of broken voting machines at multiple polling locations across Metro Detroit:

“It’s unfortunate that Michigan voters are being forced to endure long lines due to faulty equipment and poor planning on the part of Secretary of State Ruth Johnson,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “Instead of fulfilling her duties as Michigan’s top election official, Ruth Johnson was actively campaigning for partisan candidates across the state yesterday. It’s time for Johnson to get her priorities straight, and focus on conducting free and fair elections so all citizens can make their voices heard today.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – yesterday Ruth Johnson joined Republican politicians on a campaign bus tour of the state, urging voters to support GOP candidates:

Macomb Patch: Michigan GOP Hopefuls Make Final Macomb Bus Stop to Fire up Voters“Republicans including Attorney General Bill Schuette, Ronna Romney McDaniel, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Congresswoman Candice Miller, 9th Congressional District candidate Don Volaric, Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra and several others walked off the bus Monday in Utica.”

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