LANSING, Mich., July 16, 2021 — Today, a majority of Michigan House Democrats signed onto an open letter supporting the decision of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office to investigate those who potentially profited from false claims regarding the 2020 election. The decision came following a report by the Republican-led state Senate Oversight Committee found no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
“The caucus and I are relieved to hear that the threat posed by those who sought to undermine faith in our public institutions is being taken seriously by the Attorney General’s office,” said state Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit), Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. “We offer Attorney General Dana Nessel our full support in holding accountable the individuals and groups who peddled lies regarding the 2020 election for their own personal gain.”
Concern about voter fraud continues to be a persistent issue in Michigan; a recent report by Progress Michigan found that nearly two-thirds of Michigan Republican county parties still insist that widespread fraud occurred in the 2020 election.
“I hope that the attorney general’s decision will make those who would seek to divide our state again think twice,” Tate said. “It is time for us to come together to fix the real challenges Michiganders face.”