An Aug. 1 statement by 11th Congressional District Republican primary write-in candidate Nancy Cassis' campaign led opponent Kerry Bentivolio to file a complaint Friday with Michigan's Secretary of State.
According to a release issued by the candidate, the Detroit Free Press reported that Cassis' campaign "is asking supporters to wear special bracelets displaying her name into the polling places. This plan violates MCL 168.744(3), which prohibits the displaying of any material that directly or indirectly makes reference to any election within 100 feet of a polling place."
The Free Press quoted Cassis' campaign as saying they plan to hand out red silicone bracelets bearing Cassis' name on primary day, Aug. 7, "to help supporters get the spelling right."
The Bentivolio campaign release said the candidate is asking the Secretary of State to notify the Cassis campaign about the restrictions in state law. "We have asked the Secretary of State to deny entry to anyone who is displaying campaign materials," the release states.