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President Trump's Vaccination Plan a Success

LANSING, Mich., November 16, 2020 – While Democrats in Congress continue to stonewall COVID relief, President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed has effectively seen the creation of multiple successful vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus, which could be distributed by the end of the year.   This morning, Moderna announced that its vaccine had entered its latest trial of testing with a nearly 95% success rate. This news comes a week after Pfizer announced similar success with its own vaccination. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, Operation Warp Speed has been “selecting the most promising countermeasure candidates and providing coordinated government support.”, which includes both financial investments in vaccination development, as well as the reduction of unnecessary regulations to speed up the development and distribution process.   “From day one, President Trump worked to ensure that American ingenuity would be unleashed to develop a cure. Thanks to his efforts we now have two potential vaccines, that will allow the Great American Recovery to begin.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Operation Warp Speed will guarantee that a free vaccination is distributed quickly to all Americans, potentially by the end of the year, and we have President Trump’s leadership to thank.” More >

Cox Statement On Governor Whitmer's Shutdown Orders

LANSING, Mich., November 15, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Whitmer administration’s COVID-19 shutdown announcement.   “Yet again Governor Whitmer continues to show her contempt for the people’s elected representatives. Instead of working with our elected representatives at the state and local level, she is trying a one-size-fits-all approach that will only exacerbate the issues our state and its economy are facing. Small businesses, particularly restaurants, cannot sustain themselves through another lock-down, and these new orders will certainly spell doom for the livelihood of many. I call on Governor Whitmer to reconsider her course of action and meet with our legislators to come up with a solution that works for all Michiganders.” More >

Republican Legislators Demand Benson Audit Election Irregularities

LANSING, Mich., November 13, 2020 – Continued evidence of election irregularities throughout the state have prompted Republicans in the state legislature to demand Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson launch a full audit of the election results.   In a joint letter sent to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Senator Lana Theis and Senator Tom Barrett demanded that Benson audit the election results stating, “These claims deserve our full attention and diligent investigation to ensure fairness and transparency in our election process.”. In order to ensure that every legal vote is counted, both Senator Theis and Senator Barrett are adamant that the audit occurs before the certification of the election results. This comes after Senator Ruth Johnson also called for an audit of the election results.   “Jocelyn Benson has spent this entire election cycle ignoring the warning signs, and unfortunately her negligence created an election riddled with irregularities.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I applaud Senator Theis, Senator Barrett, and Senator Johnson for their leadership in standing up for the voters of Michigan. I join their call for Benson to audit the election results before certification so that we can begin to restore trust in our election process in this state.” More >

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.” More >

MIGOP Helps Shrink Democrat Control of U.S. House

LANSING, Mich., November 11, 2020 – Democrats suffered massive losses down ballot during the 2020 election cycle, and nowhere was that more apparent than in the significant reduction of the Democrat majority in the U.S. House. The Michigan Republican Party was proud to play its part in putting the pressure on Democrats going into the 2022 election.   Going into this year’s election, Democrats held a 14-seat majority in the U.S. House, but when all the votes are counted, Democrats will have lost anywhere from 9-12 seats to Republicans, giving them their slimmest majority in decades. The MIGOP played its part here in Michigan, flipping the 3rd District with the victory of Peter Meijer, electing Lisa McClain in the open 10th District, and holding onto all currently held Republican seats in the state.   “The people of Michigan and citizens across our nation rejected the socialist House Democrat agenda on election night and in 2022 Nancy Pelosi will lose the speakers gavel once and for all.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Our record-breaking ground game this election has laid the foundation for Republican victories across Michigan in 2022 and beyond.” More >

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President Trump's Vaccination Plan a Success

LANSING, Mich., November 16, 2020 – While Democrats in Congress continue to stonewall COVID relief, President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed has effectively seen the creation of multiple successful vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus, which could be distributed by the end of the year.   This morning, Moderna announced that its vaccine had entered its latest trial of testing with a nearly 95% success rate. This news comes a week after Pfizer announced similar success with its own vaccination. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, Operation Warp Speed has been “selecting the most promising countermeasure candidates and providing coordinated government support.”, which includes both financial investments in vaccination development, as well as the reduction of unnecessary regulations to speed up the development and distribution process.   “From day one, President Trump worked to ensure that American ingenuity would be unleashed to develop a cure. Thanks to his efforts we now have two potential vaccines, that will allow the Great American Recovery to begin.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Operation Warp Speed will guarantee that a free vaccination is distributed quickly to all Americans, potentially by the end of the year, and we have President Trump’s leadership to thank.” More >

Cox Statement On Governor Whitmer's Shutdown Orders

LANSING, Mich., November 15, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, regarding the Whitmer administration’s COVID-19 shutdown announcement.   “Yet again Governor Whitmer continues to show her contempt for the people’s elected representatives. Instead of working with our elected representatives at the state and local level, she is trying a one-size-fits-all approach that will only exacerbate the issues our state and its economy are facing. Small businesses, particularly restaurants, cannot sustain themselves through another lock-down, and these new orders will certainly spell doom for the livelihood of many. I call on Governor Whitmer to reconsider her course of action and meet with our legislators to come up with a solution that works for all Michiganders.” More >

Republican Legislators Demand Benson Audit Election Irregularities

LANSING, Mich., November 13, 2020 – Continued evidence of election irregularities throughout the state have prompted Republicans in the state legislature to demand Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson launch a full audit of the election results.   In a joint letter sent to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Senator Lana Theis and Senator Tom Barrett demanded that Benson audit the election results stating, “These claims deserve our full attention and diligent investigation to ensure fairness and transparency in our election process.”. In order to ensure that every legal vote is counted, both Senator Theis and Senator Barrett are adamant that the audit occurs before the certification of the election results. This comes after Senator Ruth Johnson also called for an audit of the election results.   “Jocelyn Benson has spent this entire election cycle ignoring the warning signs, and unfortunately her negligence created an election riddled with irregularities.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I applaud Senator Theis, Senator Barrett, and Senator Johnson for their leadership in standing up for the voters of Michigan. I join their call for Benson to audit the election results before certification so that we can begin to restore trust in our election process in this state.” More >

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.” More >

MIGOP Helps Shrink Democrat Control of U.S. House

LANSING, Mich., November 11, 2020 – Democrats suffered massive losses down ballot during the 2020 election cycle, and nowhere was that more apparent than in the significant reduction of the Democrat majority in the U.S. House. The Michigan Republican Party was proud to play its part in putting the pressure on Democrats going into the 2022 election.   Going into this year’s election, Democrats held a 14-seat majority in the U.S. House, but when all the votes are counted, Democrats will have lost anywhere from 9-12 seats to Republicans, giving them their slimmest majority in decades. The MIGOP played its part here in Michigan, flipping the 3rd District with the victory of Peter Meijer, electing Lisa McClain in the open 10th District, and holding onto all currently held Republican seats in the state.   “The people of Michigan and citizens across our nation rejected the socialist House Democrat agenda on election night and in 2022 Nancy Pelosi will lose the speakers gavel once and for all.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Our record-breaking ground game this election has laid the foundation for Republican victories across Michigan in 2022 and beyond.” More >

Nessel Drags Feet On Investigation Of Benson's Husband

LANSING, Mich., November 10, 2020 –  Sunday, as is the case so often with Attorney General Dana Nessel, she sarcastically scoffed on Twitter at the very idea that some electoral irregularities should minimally be looked at even if, as she says, they did not impact the election.  Afterall, why investigate instances of reported fraud or other crimes, or even just plain old electoral mismanagement or negligence by election officials such as Secretary of State Benson?   As Attorney General Dana Nessel dismissed the concerns of thousands of Michigan citizens regarding credible evidence of election irregularities in Michigan, her conduct begs the question: whatever happened to her investigation of the political shenanigans of Ryan Friedrichs, Secretary Benson’s husband, who destroyed City of Detroit’s public records to hide the truth from the public about hundreds of thousands of public dollars going to a close friend of Mayor Duggan?    For over a year, AG Nessel has sat on this investigation and charges, even though  According to the Detroit Free Press, the City of Detroit Inspector General Ellen Ha already found Friedrichs “abused his authority by being complicit in a scheme to delete city emails” as it relates to “conflict of interest and preferential treatment allegations against Mayor Mike Duggan.”. Now,  after executing a series of search warrants over a year ago, Dana Nessel’s investigation of Friedrichs has gone silent.   “For a year, Dana Nessel has shirked her duties to protect her political ally Secretary Benson and Benson’s husband Ryan Friedrichs.  One year! ... More >

Detroit Election Trainer Jokes GOP Challengers Should Bring Binoculars

Nessel Tries to Block Audio Proving Detroit Tried To Inhibit GOP Challengers   LANSING, Mich., November 10, 2020 – As evidence of unfair election practices in Detroit continues to pile up, Attorney General Dana Nessel is now attempting to block the release of audio that reveals Detroit workers being instructed to prevent Republican challengers from meaningfully participating in observing the vote counting process by being able to witness signatures, identification, and absentee envelopes during the election.   In recently released audio of a training session for Detroit election workers, the person in charge of the training tells future poll workers to keep Republican poll challengers 6 feet from their tables where they cannot see any of the ballots. The trainer then joked that hopefully Republican challengers “got really good vision” or “brought their binoculars”. The trainer also eludes that if tables are set up so that 6 feet isn’t left behind the table, challengers will be unable to go behind the table.   These instructions are in direct conflict with guidance put out by the Secretary of State’s office, in regards to social distancing at polling places, which states “Challengers may stand in closer proximately to election workers to have a challenge heard, observe the poll book, or perform other tasks established under law provided that these close personal interactions are as brief as reasonably possible. Once a challenge, observation, or other permitted task is complete, challengers and poll watchers should resume remaining six (6) feet away from voters and... More >

Michigan Secretary of State Stonewalls MIGOP

LANSING, Mich., November 9, 2020 – As evidence of election irregularities in Michigan continue to mount, the Michigan Secretary of State has denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Michigan Republican Party. In their denial, Benson’s office demanded that the MIGOP jump through unnecessary hoops on its request for emails and call logs, including providing specific email addresses of Biden campaign officials, which are not public knowledge.   On November 4th, the Michigan Republican Party formally sent a FOIA request to the Michigan Secretary of State asking for “any notes, drafts, emails, draft meeting agendas, meeting agendas, texts phone call logs, or any correspondence between Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Elections Director Jonathan Brater, and/or all executive staff of the Secretary of State’s office” as well as additional individuals specified in the request. This request was rejected on technicalities, despite the fact that their ability to provide the information requested was not inhibited.   “This is yet another example of the partisanship that has infected the Michigan Secretary of State. It is painfully obvious that their office is trying to make us jump through hoops by playing dumb, when they know exactly what we’ve requested and where to find it.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Michiganders have a right to know what’s going on with Michigan’s elections, and any attempt by the Michigan Secretary of State to impede the investigation of election irregularities in our state gives the perception of an attempted cover-up.”... More >

Detroit Under Fire For Shutting Out Republicans

Despite Michigan election law requirements, Detroit shut out Republican election workers, calling into question the legitimacy of Detroit’s election operation   LANSING, Mich., November 5, 2020 – As Detroit continues to struggle with their election operations, concerns are being raised about the integrity of their system as it relates to Michigan election law.   According to Michigan election law, it is required that all major political parties have fair representation in election workers. Despite many Republicans applying for these positions in Detroit, Democrats were chosen to fill hundreds of the election worker spots, while Republicans were only able to have representation from a handful of individuals. According to Wayne County Canvassing Board Chair Monica Palmer, “Republican applicants were either rejected or flat out never received a call from the City of Detroit.” Palmer continued, “While there was ample opportunity for Detroit to faithfully follow through on what Michigan election law requires of them, the evidence at TCF raises questions about the hiring process for Detroit Election Inspectors, specific to the absentee counting board."   “It is an outrage what is happening in the City of Detroit right now, and Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are to blame for this mess.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Republicans have been shut out of the process in Detroit because of Benson and Winfrey’s partisanship, in a flagrant violation of Michigan’s election laws. I call for a full investigation of the election operation in Detroit,... More >

Cox Calls For Truth On Voting Irregularities

LANSING, Mich., November 4, 2020 – The Michigan Republican Party is currently monitoring numerous irregularities that occurred with the counting and reporting of votes throughout the state of Michigan.   One of the irregularities was a reporting error in Antrim County, which skewed initial returns in the unofficial election results tabulations. According to Antrim County, the glaring discrepancy in vote totals was caused by a software program used in several communities throughout the state of Michigan. Once the error in Antrim County was corrected, we saw a net swing of over 6,000 votes going in favor of President Trump and John James.   In addition, the Michigan Republican Party is looking into allegations that thousands of ballots were dropped off at the City of Detroit counting board after 3:00 AM, following volunteers having been told that the final batch of votes was processed hours before. The situation was exacerbated when Wayne County Clerk Kathy Garrett refused to report how many votes in Wayne County were outstanding, in an interview with CNN this morning.   “The irregularities reported this morning are incredibly troubling, especially given how close the election results are in Michigan.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “At this point, it is unclear whether or not these issues were caused by incompetence or corruption, but the fact that they exist is of great concern, and the Michigan Republican Party will spare no expense to expose the truth of what happened in yesterday’s election.” More >

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