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Matt Mojzak
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 76
Matt Mojzak was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 76 of the Michigan House of Representatives.



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mojzak filed to run in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 76 but withdrew before the primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [1]


Mojak was involved in what turned out to be an election rigging scheme orchestrated by House Speaker Jase Bolger and Roy Schmidt.

Mojzak found himself embroiled in controversy when a press release from Kent County Prosecuting Attorney William Forsyth revealed that Bolger and Schmidt were involved in a scheme to rig the election in Schmidt's favor. Schmidt had defected to the Republican Party just before the primary, and made an arrangement with Bolger to pay Mojzak to run as a Democrat in the election, but not actually conduct a real campaign. On this move, Forsyth claimed, "it is clear that the only logical reason for his [Mojzak's] recruitment was to prevent the Democratic Party from mounting a viable write-in candidacy."[2]

Forsyth deemed that no laws were broken, stating, "Although this scheme by Rep. Schmidt and Speaker Bolger was clearly designed to undermine the election and to perpetrate a ‘fraud’ on the electorate, it was nonetheless legal...While Mr. Mojak ill-advisedly agreed to participate in this misadventure, it is clear that he was duped into doing so and is the least culpable of anyone involved in this fiasco.”[3]

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