Michigan Republican State Senator calls out what he found

In an article called “The Senator Who Decided to Tell the Truth” by Tim Alberta of The Atlantic, a farmer named Ed McBroom is highlighted because of his extensive work on an election review for the state of Michigan. This livestock breeder is also a state Senator. Here are a few paragraphs that capture the essence of the article, which can be read in its entirety with the link below.

“A few days earlier, McBroom, a Republican state senator who chairs the Oversight Committee, had released a report detailing his eight-month-long investigation into the legitimacy of the 2020 election. The stakes could hardly have been higher. Against a backdrop of confusion and suspicion and frightening civic friction—with Trump claiming he’d been cheated out of victory, and anecdotes about fraud coursing through every corner of the state—McBroom had led an exhaustive probe of Michigan’s electoral integrity. His committee interviewed scores of witnesses, subpoenaed and reviewed thousands of pages of documents, dissected the procedural mechanics of Michigan’s highly decentralized elections system, and scrutinized the most trafficked claims about corruption at the state’s ballot box in November. McBroom’s conclusion hit Lansing like a meteor: It was all a bunch of nonsense.

‘Our clear finding is that citizens should be confident the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan,’ McBroom wrote in the report. ‘There is no evidence presented at this time to prove either significant acts of fraud or that an organized, wide-scale effort to commit fraudulent activity was perpetrated in order to subvert the will of Michigan voters.

For good measure, McBroom added: ‘The Committee strongly recommends citizens use a critical eye and ear toward those who have pushed demonstrably false theories for their own personal gain.'”

The response from the former president is to call out the commission as part of a cover-up. Did I mention this was yet one more of many dozens of Republican election officials, judges and legislators who have confirmed there was no widespread election fraud in any state. It should be noted that the former president’s Attorney General, William Barr, told Trump in a group meeting that his claims of election fraud have “always been bull**it.” This got Barr fired from his position, just as Chris Crebs, the cybersecurity election official, was for saying this was the most secure election in history.

Call me crazy, but one would think that even his most ardent followers would catch on that the former president, who has a well documented history of untruthfulness from multiple sources and former colleagues, has been lying about the election fraud. The fact he is lying is not a surprise, but what bothers me most is his enablers who rationalize and support this lie. I am bemused that Senator Ted Cruz referred to critics of the GOP as “gaslighting” people. Really? Cruz is accusing others of doing something he is doing to whitewash the bad history of the former president.

The Senator Who Decided to Tell the Truth (msn.com)

11 thoughts on “Michigan Republican State Senator calls out what he found

  1. That was such an eye-opening and heartbreaking story. McBroom is truly an old-style Republican who, although he has different opinions than I do, believes in the truth. The fact that the former guy posted the poor man’s name and phone number in one of his childish rants shows, again, how low he is willing to go with the Big Lie.

    • Janis, agreed. The posting of the name and number of a hard working famer who did due diligence to come to his conclusion is just one more example of how despicable acting the former president can be. His actions are overt, so why anyone would believe a word the former president says is beyond me. His cause (of me, myself and I) is not a hill to die on. Keith

  2. Note to Readers: I posted a briefer version of the above on my two US Senators’ (both Republican) websites. I encourage you to do the same, if you feel so inclined. The Atlantic is an excellent publication, but the story speaks for itself. Please read Janis’ comment above as it speaks volumes as well.

    • PS – I also called Rep. Liz Cheney’s office to compliment her political courage and faith to her oath in accepting a role on the January 6 commission. I spoke with aides for Kevin McCarthy and my representative sharing my concern for their not considering this important and how the Republican party is adrift, noting we need a viable GOP.

  3. This is great insight Keith and as always I do appreciate you. I have to wonder if some just are more comfortable with lies which gives them validation to carry on their own deceit? 💖

    • Cindy, thanks. What I cannot get my head around is people do not like to appear foolish, yet the former president’s untruthfulness is overt and in keeping with his modus operandi. Believing this person is folly. Keith

  4. There are still good Republicans in this world. But we need even more to stand up and speak out against the poorly-fermented mango we finally voted out of office. They need to take the party back.

    • Mickey, true but we sure could use more political courage doled out to those more reasonable Republicans. The more silent they are makes them complicit in the party’s deceit. The so-called leaders are the most culpable, in my view. Keith

      • I have a hard time considering McConnell or McCarthy good Republicans. They cheat. They lie . They do all the things that make Boris Badanov a cartoon villain.

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