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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson warns of continued risks to election security in Michigan

Election officials count absentee ballots on Nov, 3, 2020, in Beloit, Wis.
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Election officials count absentee ballots on Nov, 3, 2020, in Beloit, Wis.

Michigan’s Secretary of State is warning of continued risks to election security in Michigan.

Jocelyn Benson spoke during an event hosted by “End Citizens United” a group committed to remove dark money from politics.

“The threats against our democracy are truly a five-alarm fire and in that fire Michigan is ground zero.”

Benson spoke at length about the problem created by people who do not accept the results of the 2020 presidential election, including former President Donald Trump, and people running for state office in Michigan.

Unfounded concerns about absentee ballots led to accusations of non-existent election fraud. However, Benson did not commit to sending out absentee ballot applications like she did in 2020.