The heads of the local chapters for each political party were on Copper Country Today this weekend discussing the Secure MI Vote initiative. Dr. William Keith of the Houghton County Democratic Party says he feels the petition drive is more about rallying the GOP base behind a meritless theory, rather than a good faith effort to have Michigan residents support substantive election security measures.
Keith says that encouraging the maximum level of civic participation is paramount. He stood behind Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s move to send out absentee ballot applications to all registered voters.
Dan Holcomb of the Copper Country Republican Party says he thinks most of the measures proposed in Lansing, and rejected by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, are common sense ideas supported by a majority of voters.
He says there can be lessons learned from efforts to audit the election in Arizona and Wisconsin, but Secure MI Vote does not establish an enforcement apparatus to examine fraud claims.
The full Copper Country Today episode can be listened to here.