There was a report released in 2017 by National Review that showed Michigan has more registered voters than adult citizens. While there are a number of legitimate issues for over registration, such has voters moving out of state or deceased voters, the fact of the matter is that Michigan’s voter rolls need to be cleaned up and fast.
In the interview I discuss the fantastic job that our current Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson has done to remove over 1.2 million ineligible voters from the Qualified Voter File. Secretary Johnson’s election integrity efforts were done despite the constant obstruction and criticism from liberals, especially Jocelyn Benson.
Building on this foundation, I plan to continue efforts to keep our voter rolls clean. I will pursue election integrity efforts and ideas submitted to the Vice President, such as encouraging the federal government to do more to assist states in identifying non-citizen registered voters so those records can be removed from the voter file. I will enroll Michigan in Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) a non-profit organization with the sole mission of assisting states to improve the accuracy of America’s voter rolls. Currently 22 states have signed on to ERIC.
Unfortunately, not every state participates in programs like ERIC. That’s why as Secretary of State, I will personally reach out to every Secretary of State in the US and ask that they partner with Michigan in our election integrity efforts. Because having clean rolls isn’t just good for Michigan, it’s good for the country.
From the beginning of my campaign, I have spoken about the importance of One Citizen, One Vote. Keeping our elections secure from fraud and cyber-attacks will be my top priority and I will work hard every day to protect your information and your vote.
Mary Treder Lang, CPA