Henderson: Secretary Of State's Citizenship Question Sullies Michigan
Like a 5-year-old, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is still insisting the bogeyman of voter fraud lurks somewhere in the shadows of Michigan’s elections apparatus, even though wiser folks have told her to back off from her battle against this imaginary foe, writes Stephen Henderson of the Free Press.
On Tuesday, Henderson said he before he got his ballot to vote, the precinct worker stopped and asked him if he was a citizen.
In July, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a Johnson-backed bill that would have required people to affirm their citizenship a second time at the polls. He said it could lead to confusion while voting.
Writes Henderson: "But Johnson insisted on keeping the citizenship question atop the voter application forms you fill out before voting. And she sent a confusing message to poll workers, telling them that if people refused to answer the question, they were to be told that citizenship is a requirement for voting. And then given ballots."