Pedestrians in downtown Lansing may do a double-take today if they happen to glimpse “West Wing” star Brad Whitford “walking and talking” near the state Capitol.
The actor, a friend of Michigan Supreme Court Candidate Bridget McCormack, will appear at a press conference this afternoon with the candidate to talk about the importance of voting a full ballot, including the non-partisan races of the Supreme Court.
Also speaking on the issue will be Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope.
Whitford, McCormack and others say they are trying to reverse a disturbing trend of a third or more of voters tend to vote only partisan races and ignore the non-partisan races. Some people think they are mistakenly voting a full ballot when vote a straight party ticket on the ballot.
Whitford, who played presidential aide Josh Lyman on the “West Wing,” also appeared on a pro-McCormack YouTube video last month that highlighted the importance of voting a full ballot. The tongue-and-cheek video, shot like a “West Wing” episode, also featured several other stars of the show, including McCormack’s sister, Mary McCormack.
The video can be found at www.mccormackforjustice.com/youtube.