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Michigan Deniers

Administering Elections

The following 10 Michigan county election administrators still regularly repeat Trump’s claims of a stolen election or continue to spread disinformation about election integrity in the state:

  • Marvin Rubingh | Antrim County Canvasser
    Marvin Rubingh, who serves on the county’s four-member Board of Canvassers through October 2025, has called Trump’s claims about the election being stolen “a credible accusation,” according to Detroit Free Press. He’s also chair of the Antrim County Republican Party.
  • Steve Frisbie | Calhoun County Commissioner
    In a January 2021 Facebook post, Frisbie wrote about “evidence of election shenanigans,” “plenty of suspect issues in this election,” and his belief that ballots may have been secretly dumped at a Detroit voting center.
  • Jeff Heppler | Kalamazoo County Commissioner
    In June 2022, Jeff Heppler proposed that the county ballots from the 2020 election be kept another two years until 2024 to allow for further inspection, even though no allegations of fraud had been made in the county. His proposal was voted down by other members of the commission who decried it as “an attempt to perpetuate the myth of fraud” in the 2020 presidential election.
  • Tom Antor | Kent County Commissioner
    In December 2020, Tom Antor posted a statement on Facebook that read, “TFC Center, Motown’s Ballot Manufacturing Facility […] where absentee ballots are created on demand.” In another Facebook post several weeks later, the commissioner showed a photo of Trump with a Gallup poll quote calling him “the most admired man in America” and predicting that Biden would get “only 6% of the vote.” He concluded his post by urging readers to: “Do the math, stop the steal.”
  • Nancy Tiseo | Macomb County Canvasser
    In November 2020, Republican activist and county canvasser Nancy Tiseo tweeted that Trump should declare martial law, cancel the December 14 state meetings of Electoral College electors, and call off the Senate runoff elections in Georgia slated for January 2021. According to Slate, she also tweeted that “military tribunals” were needed to “properly investigate and resolve the cyber warfare 11-3-20 election issue.”
  • Kim Cyr | Muskegon County Commissioner
    Shortly after the attack on the Capitol, Kim Cyr voted against a resolution from the County Board of Commissioners to “denounce and condemn the shocking violence and destruction that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.” As one of the Democratic commissioners was speaking in favor of the resolution, Cyr “could be seen and heard making sounds and gestures of disagreement and then exclaiming ‘What?’ when [her colleague] mentioned the ‘insurrection,’” according to MLive.
  • Zach Lahring | Muskegon County Commissioner
    Shortly after the attack on the Capitol, Zach Lahring voted against a resolution from the County Board of Commissioners to “denounce and condemn the shocking violence and destruction that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.” In explaining his objection to the resolution, he said that the wording “suggests that the Trump supporters were the ones creating acts of sedition and treason [which] is absurd.”
  • Terry Marecki | Wayne County Commissioner
    In 2021, Terry Marecki made a motion to nominate Robert Boyd to the county Board of Canvassers because he said that he would not have certified the results of the 2020 election and criticized the board members who had. Although the motion wasn’t seconded, Boyd has since been appointed as a canvasser to help administer the 2024 presidential election.
  • Robert Boyd | Wayne County Canvasser
    According to the Detroit Free Press, Robert Boyd stated that he would not have certified the results of the 2020 presidential election if he had been on the Board of Canvassers at the time. He also spoke about J6 conspiracy theories and voiced skepticism about certifying future elections.
  • Katherine Riley | Wayne County Canvasser
    Katherine Riley has continued to deny the results of the 2020 election, repeated election conspiracy narratives, and led training sessions (on behalf of Election Integrity Force) attempting to expose fraud in the 2020 election.

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