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U-M Experts: What to Know About Fraudulent Petitions for 5 Gubernatorial Candidates in Michigan

May 25, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
Man Voiter Putting Ballot Into Voting Box. Democracy Freedom Concept
Presented by Michigan News

Michael Traugott, an emeritus research professor of political studies, and Jonathan Hanson, a lecturer in statistics for public policy, discuss in a Q&A the fraudulent petitions for five Republican candidates for governor in Michigan. The candidates failed to file enough valid signatures, technically not qualifying them for the August primary election – their campaigns hired outside firms to run signature-gathering efforts and faked thousands of signatures. The two faculty experts highlight what this means and what is at stake.


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