Wyandotte City Clerk Isn't Happy with Tuesday's Election
William Griggs said he believes the presidential primary election is a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Wyandotte City Clerk William Griggs said he'll administer Tuesday's presidential primary election with the same professionalism as he has every other election he's overseen.
But he isn't happy about it.
Griggs contends that Tuesday's election is a waste of taxpayer's dollars, to the tune of $10 million.
"Had the Republicans held a caucus, this election would not have been necessary," he said. "It's going to cost $10 million statewide to put on this election. I can think of better things this state could do with $10 million."
While Democrats can cast a vote for either Barack Obama or "uncommitted" on the Democratic ticket, Griggs said, it's the Republicans who forced this election to be held, rather than choosing their presidential candidate privately at a caucus.
"I don’t think the Republicans are as organized at the grassroots level as the Democrats are, in terms of actually putting on a caucus," he said. "I'm probably going to take some flack for saying that, but it's what I believe. ...
"They should have taken it upon themselves to better utilize the public's money. I think it's shameful that they decided to do this."
With that said, however, Griggs is ready to tackle the election head-on.
"It's my job to follow the rules and regulations of the state's election law and that's what I'll do," he said.