LANSING, Mich., March 10, 2020 – According to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, tonight’s voting results could take a full day to be processed due to an increase in absentee ballots. However, absentee ballot turnout for the Michigan Presidential Primary is on track to be less than either the 2016 or 2018 General Elections, which were both counted the night of the election. This begs the question, is Jocelyn Benson playing politics with Michigan’s voting results to get her election rule changes passed?
“It’s hard to understand why it would take until Wednesday to count all the absentee ballots when absentee turnout is less than the last two General Elections.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Those elections were called the same day, yet Jocelyn Benson claims it can’t be done this time. Why? Is it because she didn’t have clerks properly prepared, or is this an intentional delay so she can push more of her radical voting law changes? Regardless one thing is abundantly clear - whether it’s waiting at Benson’s branch offices, or waiting on voting results…don’t expect Jocelyn Benson to get the job done on time.”