WARREN, Mich. (AP) – A woman who benefited from President Donald Trump’s popularity has been ordered to leave the office of clerk in Michigan’s third-largest county.
Karen Spranger was accused of not living at a house in Warren when she filed to run for clerk in 2016. A judge on Tuesday says she’s disqualified from the $109,000-a-year job.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
There was no immediate comment from Spranger or her attorney.READ MORE: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
She has said she was poor and unemployed when she ran for office but still was able to live at a house with no utilities.MORE NEWS: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
Spranger was unknown before she won the clerk’s race as a Republican. Trump, another Republican, got 53 percent of the vote in Macomb County. In two previous presidential elections, the county backed Democrat Barack Obama.