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Benson's Unpreparedness Creates Election Fiasco

LANSING, Mich., November 12, 2020 – For months, individuals from both sides of the aisle warned Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson of the vulnerabilities with mass mail-in voting. Despite these warnings, it has become increasingly apparent that Benson’s unpreparedness has caused massive election irregularities in Michigan, such as inaccurate voter rolls often showing voters at the wrong addresses or showing voters that were deceased.


According to the Detroit News, “Roughly 500,000 absentee ballot applications were returned between May and August for reasons that included the individuals had since died or moved” after Benson mailed out ballot applications to a highly outdated list of registered voters.


In another case, ballot drop boxes were left unlocked in the City of Lansing, and when the Michigan Republican Party called for an investigation, Benson instead called for an investigation into the MIGOP.


“It is clear that despite multiple red flags leading up to the election, Benson allowed her partisanship and arrogance to get the better of her, exposing Michiganders to a compromised election system in our state.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Instead of trying to rectify her mistakes which have led to election irregularities all over Michigan, Benson is doubling down and impeding any investigation into these matters. The people of Michigan have every right to know the truth of what happened this election, and we will not rest until the truth is uncovered.”