A Grand Blanc school board member faced angry residents at a meeting when they confronted her about her reported involvement in an attempt to overturn the year’s presidential election. 2020.
In January, Attorney General Dana Nessel called for a federal investigation into 16 Republicans who filed documents claiming to be state electors in the 2020 presidential election.
Among those 16 individuals was Amy Facchinello, a member of the Grand Blanc school board. Now, some of Grand Blanc’s parents are calling for her to step down from her seat on the education board, saying her presence on the board amid a federal investigation has the potential to undermine reduce the integrity of the board.
Michelle Ryder, parent, said: “I feel like we’re being forced to entertain fantasies. “Is this an act of dishonesty or is this person really just disconnected from reality? Neither of those options is acceptable to a school board member.”
Many parents share that sentiment, though some have voiced support for Fachinnello. She serves as vice chair of the Genesee County Republican Party, which has accused Democrats of plotting a coup to try to take Republican-held school board seats.
Genesee County Republicans issued the following statement:
“There seems to be a coup d’etat by the Democrats’ to take all the Republican school board seats and they are using our kids to do it. Continued attacks on our President Matt Smith and now Democratic Vice President Amy Facchinello are expected and come with territory. However, in order to use their school board meetings as a coordinated, politically motivated, public comment by Democrats needs to stop. The kids don’t need to be included in this. “
Under Michigan election law, applications for school board candidates must be submitted in a nonpartisan manner.