West Michigan Candidate Can Just Vote For Himself And Win
Think about it...You're running for office and all you have to do is write your name in and win!!! Maybe it's happened before in a small town in the middle of nowhere but I don't recall anything like this in the bustling metropolises of West Michigan. Of course, there have been many instances of candidates running unopposed but other people still get to vote.
In Montcalm County, Christopher Johnston lost the August primary on the county board of commissioners . Ron Braman's victory meant he would run unopposed on November 6th but, sadly, he died on October 24th. Johnston met the deadline to sign up as a write-in candidate 2 days after Braman's death and no one else did. So, Johnston only needs a single vote to be a county commissioner and the clerk says be can "absolutely" write his own name. If only every election was that easy! Check out more of the story by clicking HERE.