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Bolgergate: One Year Later

One year ago today, the election-rigging scandal now known as “Bolgergate” started to unravel. On May 16, the day of the 2012 election filing deadline, then-Democratic State Rep. Roy Schmidt announced he was switching parties to run as a Republican, and an unknown amateur bodybuilder named Matt Mojzak filed to run as a Democrat. Bolger […]


RTW Coverage: Where’s the beef?

When it comes to recent news coverage of so-called “Right to Work” legislation, the question I keep asking myself is, “Where’s the beef?” First, let me say that I have the utmost respect for journalists. There are a lot of talented news professionals in Michigan, but there are far too few of them covering far […]


Make a plan to vote

Picture this: You roll out of bed on Election Day, ready to head over to your polling place to cast your ballot. But wait — what’s the address? How do you get there? When do the polls open, and who should you support? We’ve all been there. You’re probably ready to cast your ballot, but […]


Comparing Ballot Proposal Voter Guides

Earlier this month the Michigan League of Responsible Voters announced a new effort to educate voters about the proposals that will appear on the November ballot. The voter guide, which can be seen here, includes no-nonsense information about the proposals, and includes a balanced list of groups that are supporting and opposing Proposals 1-5. Take […]


Bolgergate: The Full State Police Report

Today we are releasing the full Michigan State Police report investigating the election fraud scheme hatched by Speaker Jase Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt. You can view a PDF of the full +2,000 page report here (embedded below): It includes a narrative of the investigation and countless text messages sent between Bolger, Schmidt, Rep. […]