Bumstead 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, Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, issued the following statement:

“I have heard from many of my constituents asking about possible election fraud. We have a responsibility as legislators to address these concerns.

“It is of the utmost importance that we maintain the integrity of our elections. The House and Senate oversight committees convened today to review state processes and pursue opportunities for improvement, if necessary. Tensions are running high and people need a place to have their concerns heard. We worked with our partners in the House to quickly schedule a committee hearing so we can start the process of gathering input from our constituents.

“We must do all we can to ensure voter ballots remain secure and are accurately counted. We will review concerns about the integrity of our elections, share information and consider changes in policy to help ensure confidence in our elections process.

“The people of Michigan deserve to know their ballots are secure and accurately counted, and that our state’s voting system is held to the highest standard. I look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle regarding these concerns and reporting back to my constituents.”