The Oakland County Democratic Party posted a statetment on its website that employee Jason Bauer has resigned.
The party issued the following statement dated Sunday, Aug. 22:
"Upon first learning of allegations against one of the organization’s staff members, the county party’s Executive Board immediately called for a meeting, which was held today. "The board swiftly acted to request and accept Jason Bauer’s resignation from employment. We are saddened by this situation, but cannot condone his alleged actions. For the sake of the organization, we must part ways effective immediately.
"The Oakland County Democratic Party’s focus is on promoting the quality of life for all Oakland County citizens and putting our families back to work. We will continue to keep the focus on those priorities."
Bauer was named Friday by Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson as the notary who signed affidavits of identity for candidates from a group calling itself Tea Party, and Johnson alleged the signatures on the affidavits didn't match candidates' voter registration signatures.
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers was meeting Monday to decide if the group Tea Party will appear on the November ballot as a political party.