Ensuring elections are not rigged in Kent County

Ensuring elections are not rigged

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is getting a lot of attention for his claims that the upcoming election will be rigged.

He is pointing to isolated reports of dead people voting, and arguing a significant number of people living in the country illegally are registered to vote.

That claim is getting bi-partisan criticism.

West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash answered a question about the election process in the U.S., tweeting, "It's as fair as you'll find anywhere in the world."

A Loyola Law School study shows that between 2000 and 2014 there were 31 credible instances of voter impersonation fraud. 31 out of one billion votes cast. That's statistical proof that voter fraud is not wide-spread in our country. But, many people don't trust numbers.

Sue deSteiguer, election coordinator with the Kent County Clerk's Office, joined the WZZM 13 News at 5 to talk about the election process.

Watch the full interview in the video above.

For more information on the Kent County election process, click here.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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