A Confused Election: Michelle Bruce

We take you now to Georgia where Michelle Bruce, a transgender city council member, lost a re-election bid in a runoff Tuesday after a lawsuit that claimed she tried to fool voters by running as a woman.

Bruce got 223 votes, compared to 308 votes for Wayne Hall. I'm really worried about 223 people in Georgia right now. They get to vote for President!

Bruce, 46, landed one of Riverdale's four council seats in 2003 after running unopposed. She was believed to be the state's first transgender politician. Bruce captured 312 votes in the Nov. 6 election, not enough to avoid a runoff against Wayne Hall, who earned 202 votes. Third-place finisher Georgia Fuller, who collected 171 votes, filed a lawsuit.

The complaint, identifying Bruce as "Michael Bruce," claimed she misled voters by identifying herself as a female and asked a judge to rule the vote results invalid and order another general election.


Anonymous said...

I am a 67 year old Transgender female living in California. I have always been active in politics but have never run for office because of my "political baggage". Michele's experience encourages me to run for State Assembly. I am looking into it. Best to you in the future Michelle

Shaun Pierce said...

I can only imagine the obstacles you've faced in your life. One of our most valued possesions is out identity.

In this case, Michael Bruce used his confusion as a political tool and I do not applaude that.

I would caution you. Any politican is open to mockery and attacks. You situation seems like it would amplify that.

I would really suggest some profession help to assit you in your gender confusion.

I do wish you the best.