Complaint flushed: No charge in toilet election display
September 23, 2020
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor in Michigan has flushed a complaint about a toilet that was promoted as a place to drop absentee ballots.
The election clerk in Ingham County informed police about a toilet on the front lawn of a home in Mason, near Lansing. A sign said, "Place mail in ballots here."
Barb Byrum, a Democrat, said it's a felony to take illegal possession of absentee ballots.
But there was no evidence of an intent to violate Michigan law, said the office of county prosecutor Carol Siemon, a Democrat.
"Instead, this seemed to be an effort to make a humorous political statement...