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Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime

Posted at 8:13 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 20:13:49-04

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan resident’s apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one local elections official.

The resident put a toilet on their lawn with a sign that says, “Place mail in ballots here.”

Barb Byrum, the Democratic clerk of Ingham County, filed a complaint with police over the display, saying it could mislead people who aren’t familiar with how mail-in voting works.

She did not say who lives at the home and the Lansing State Journal reports that no one answered when a reporter knocked on the door Friday.

In addition to the toilet display, the person has a lawn sign calling for the recall of Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer.