f we listened to her critics, primarily leaders in the Republican Party, Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh is behind a well-plotted conspiracy to give Democrats an advantage in any local or statewide election.
Her political crime?
Sending absentee ballot
applications to registered voters in
"I am fighting to give all seniors an equal opportunity to get an absentee voter application, no matter where they live or their party affiliation," Sabaugh said.
"It seems like they (Republicans) are trying to make it harder to vote. I don't see how this (policy) hurts the Republican Party."
Like our experienced county clerk, we, too, are having a difficult time figuring out the motivation behind the state Republican Party, which is taking legal action in an attempt to halt the mailing.
In its legal challenge, the GOP argues that
"if this court were to allow
It's pretty hard for us to conceive how encouraging election participation is harmful to the voters in other counties or the Republican Party in general.
It's important to remember that
Those interested in voting still have to return the application, receive a mailed ballot, fill out the ballot and mail it back.
In essence, Sabaugh isn't doing much more than reminding seniors that an election is near.
And the argument that what
We'd like to remind the Michigan Republican
If the GOP wants to save money it should drop its legal challenge to the Macomb Circuit Court ruling that allows the mass mailing of absentee ballots.
Most senior voters would appreciate it.