Michigan's Gov. Whitmer was briefly asked to remove sheriff probing 'election fraud'
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LANSING, Mich. — A Barry County resident asked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to remove his sheriff, Dar Leaf, contending the conservative officeholder had abused his authority in an investigation of unsubstantiated claims about the 2020 election. Larry Osborne of Delton urged Whitmer's office to take action against Leaf this week, according to a Wednesday email obtained by The Detroit News. But by Thursday evening, Osborne said he had rescinded the request and declined to discuss what prompted his decision. Under state law, the governor can remove a sheriff under certain circumstances, includ...