Another Lansing Ballot Drop Box found Unlocked, This Time at City Hall!
LANSING, Mich., October 8, 2020 – This evening WILX in Lansing is reporting that yet another of the City of Lansing’s ballot drop boxes was found to be unlocked today, this time outside of City Hall. The unlocked box was reported to city authorities at 1:35 p.m. after being emptied at 10:45 a.m. leaving a 3-hour window in which ballots deposited may not have been secure.
The news comes after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson threatened the Michigan Republican Party with an investigation after the party reported that another ballot drop box in the city also had locking issues. A statement later proven to be true by the Lansing State Journal.
“Ballot security is no laughing matter but clearly the ballot drop box situation in Michigan has become a circus,” said Laura Cox, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued, “Michiganders need to know their ballots are safe and secure. Despite assurances from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, I think these instances are cause for concern. Instead of playing partisan games and trying to sweep these failures under the rug, it’s time for Jocelyn Benson to do her job and implement policies which will ensure the integrity of our elections.”