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Macomb County clerk announces run for Michigan Secretary of State

Cheyna Roth

A new candidate entered the ring for Michigan Republican Secretary of State nominee Tuesday.


Each political party will pick its nominee for Secretary of State at a convention in 20-18. Stan Grot hopes the Republicans will choose him.

Grot is a former assistant Secretary of State and current Shelby Township clerk. One of Grot’s main focuses is election integrity. The Secretary of State can’t make laws, but it does give guidance to the state.

Grot says he has a 6-point plan to ensure fair and accurate elections.

“I’m not saying there’s fraud right now. But we need to remove any doubt that there may be fraud.”

The plan includes implementing mandatory photo ID and requiring proof of citizenship for new voter registration.

“With the situations at the last – with the last election, I think we need to improve the system little bit and tweak it and bring new regulations, new laws. Not necessarily to suppress the voters but make it easy for them.”

Jay Howse is from Macomb County. He says he supports Grot because he will bring integrity to Michigan’s elections.

“He’s had integrity from the day one that I met him. I’ve always had confidence in his decisions and I know he’ll be right.”

Party delegates will decide their nominee at a convention in 20-18. Current GOP Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is term limited and cannot run again.