From Reuters, it’s inconceivable to discern the election employee’s motive or political ideology, although he should strongly favor one facet over the opposite, or there could be no actual motivation to do what he did:
An election employee in a western Michigan city has been charged with two felonies after allegedly inserting a flash drive into a pc containing confidential voter registration information throughout an election in August, native officers stated on Wednesday.
On the Aug. 2 major, an election employee was seen inserting a USB drive into the pc used to manage the election at a precinct in Gaines Township in Kent County, based on an announcement by county clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons.
Chris Becker, the county’s prosecuting legal professional, stated he had charged the election employee, James Donald Holkeboer, with falsifying election data and utilizing a pc to commit against the law. If convicted, he may resist 9 years in jail.
The County election supervisor made clear her emotions on the matter:
My assertion concerning unlawful election exercise in August Main Election.
“Let me be very clear: voter fraud & unlawful election exercise in Kent County won’t be tolerated…we are going to take aggressive motion to guard our elections and maintain these accountable accountable.” pic.twitter.com/jGAuILz2tE
— Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Kent County Clerk/Register (@KentCountyClerk) September 28, 2022
There’s a sturdy suspicion, or at the very least a powerful inclination to leap to the assumption that this needed to be a MAGA man doing the identical work we’ve heard was carried out in Arizona. However one ought to resist putting an excessive amount of belief in such suspicions. Elections have change into such a battlefield that it may very well be anybody supporting anybody justifying it as “preventing again” in opposition to the opposite facet.
The investigation will possible “out” the person’s earlier political historical past. At that time, we will assess what all of it means. For now, the truth that the person was simply caught ought to bolster our religion that the actual staff nonetheless consider in free and truthful elections.
Michigan election employee charged with tampering with voting gear https://t.co/xbU6hyRj3B pic.twitter.com/Knb55syOV6
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 29, 2022
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