failing our country

Accused of “insidious behavior” by Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel


Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says paying a candidate to withdraw from a statewide election is “insidious behavior.”


Accepted $1,000 from Ron Weiser, who gave money to support Biden


Accepted $1,500 from Paul Mitchell, who left GOP over Trump’s election claims


Accused by Shelby Township resident of accepting bribe while serving as an elected official


“During public comment at the board meeting, Shelby resident Grant Golasa accused Supervisor Stathakis, Clerk Grot, and other trustees of corruption related to Fazal Khan, and Grot in particular of committing perjury.”


Macomb County Prosecutor claimed Grot falsified NRA endorsement and pro-life record


Supported Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign


Accepted $400 donation from swamp lobbyist Matt Dunaskiss, who supported the House Democratic Fund with $500


Said “everything’s great” after 2020 election


Regarding 2020 election:  “As far as I’m concerned, everything’s great,” said Stanley Grot, a district-level Republican Party chair in Michigan, a state Trump won four years ago but lost to Biden in November.


Allegations of rigging district committee elections


“In a fit of Pelosian legerdemain, the 32 chosen matched almost exactly the list of people Grot appointed to his “committees” in the first place. Since Grot’s supporters outnumbered the survivors by this point, the slate was approved, and the meeting was promptly adjourned.


For example, the party’s bylaws require that the delegates to the meeting approve


the procedure for electing members of the executive committee. At the outset, Maynard proposed — in writing — a procedure that would have 2 candidates selected from each of the 13 county commissioner districts, with the chair choosing six more. This would have spread the representation throughout the county and allowed the districts to select their own candidates. This was voted down by a combination of Grot supporters, anti-Maynard types, and those who simply wanted to “do it the way we’ve always done it.”


After Grot became chair of the meeting, he had his rules committee recommend a series of rules to be adopted by the convention, putting the whole nominating committee idea in among such controversial notions as adopting Robert’s Rules of Order. There was no opportunity to vote on them individually, so the whole package passed, thus validating the procedure that was not only already in progress, but to any sentient being, concluded before the convention ever started. There was no way the nominating committee could sift through 80 applications and make any informed decision about the best 32 in 15 minutes. Even to read the applications in that time would have required reading 5.3 applications per minute, or about 11 seconds per application. There was only one set of these — how could a seven person committee read, review, understand, discuss, and decide on 32 people out of 80 applications in 15 minutes? Of course, they could not. The entire outcome was predetermined.


Laughably, the Grot crowd opposed the Maynard-suggested procedures because they wanted everything to be “transparent.” It was a total joke.”


Accepted bribe to drop out of Secretary of State race.


Details on bribe by former MIGOP Chairman Laura Cox: 


The clear facts are as follows:


  1. Grot was paid $10,000 a month from the Party’s Administrative Account with the first payment just 3 days after Grot dropped out of the race for Secretary of State, and just 4 days before the 2018 August nominating Convention.
  2. Grot was paid additional payments of $10,000 monthly five times until a lump sum of an additional $140,000 was paid two weeks before I began my term as Party Chair.
  3. The $140,000 was so substantial that the Party’s CFO had to borrow from the Party’s line of credit at Comerica Bank to pay Grot.
  4. The Administrative Account cannot be used to pay one candidate to withdraw for a race in deference to another because that account consists of corporate dollars that are not disclosed to state regulators. This account is for party-building activities and issue advocacy – it cannot be used for express advocacy or to provide support for or against a particular Candidate.
  5. Mr. Grot did not do any documented work to earn this $200,000 and yet this amount is well over twice as much as his salary as the Shelby Township Clerk. For context, that amount exceeds the annual salary of every employee at the Michigan Republican Party; it exceeds the annual salary of $95,085 of the Senate Majority Leader; and it even exceeds the $159,300 salary of the Governor.
  6. There is no documentation of a contract between Mr. Grot and the Party or Mr. Weiser in the Party’s possession and it is not on SharePoint, the web-based document management and storage system used by the Party.
  7. There have been repeated requests from Warner Norcross and me to Weiser, Grot, and Clark Hill to provide the documentation or contract(s) relating to these payments, but none of these requests have been honored.


Full Details:


Campaigned for Rick Snyder, former Michigan GOP Governor and Biden supporter


Allegation:  Stan Grot accepted bribe to drop out of MI Secretary of State race (see links below)