Nesbitt issues statement on House and Senate oversight committee action on elections integrity

LANSING, Mich. — After the House and Senate oversight committees voted on Saturday to issue a subpoena to the Michigan Bureau of Elections for records regarding the elections process, State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, issued the following statement:

“There has been a lot of concern surrounding the election. As legislators, we have an obligation to review the state election process, investigate potential fraud and a lack of transparency, and pursue opportunities for improvement.

“The House and Senate oversight committees will serve as a public forum to review concerns about the integrity of our elections, share information and consider changes in policy to help ensure confidence in our elections process. The committee will use subpoena authority to ensure compliance with requests for records regarding the elections process.

“I know our local clerks and election workers put in long hours to make sure that every legal ballot is counted accurately, and no voter should be disenfranchised from having their vote counted. Voting is the foundation of our system of government, and people need to have confidence in the results and that elections are being conducted properly and honestly.”