Attorney General Bill Schuette announced today 34 counts of election fraud in the now-defunct 11th Congressional District re-election campaign of Thaddeus McCotter. And social media is abuzz with all sorts of political reaction.
Using Storify, we've compiled a list of some of the most interesting Tweets and Facebook posts about the election fraud probe.
On his Facebook page, candidate Syed Taj of Canton – who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night – took jabs at McCotter and Taj's Republican opponent Kerry Bentivolio.
"These indictments serve as reminder for the importance of representatives of the people to stay connected and in-touch with those they serve," he wrote. "It appears Mr. McCotter and his staff were so disconnected from the people of the 11th District they could not even take the time to gather the signatures of even 1,000 constituents.”
He added that he is looking forward to the upcoming race.
" Voters will be able to choose between Mr. Bentivolio’s extreme vision for America and my common-sense mainstream ideas for returning jobs to Michigan, providing quality health care for everyone, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and defending our great nation," Taj wrote.
Calls and email for comment from the Bentivolio campaign were not immediately returned.