Michigan official calls cops over homeowner’s election-themed toilet display

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum saw no humor in the display on a lawn in the town of Mason, Michigan, featuring a toilet with a sign next to it that said, “Place mail in ballots here!”

The homeowner, who was not identified by the Lansing State Journal, also has a sign nearby reading, “Recall Whitmer Now.com,” a reference to an effort to oust the Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with another sign supporting John James, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate.

But Byrum didn’t interpret the toilet display as political commentary. Noting many people are voting absentee for the first time this year because of the pandemic, she filed a police report about it.