Stories tagged: "Jocelyn Benson"


FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wears a mask before talking about voting and the upcoming elections in Detroit. Benson said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that the 1.5 million people with absentee ballots still in hand should put them in a drop box or take them to their local clerk's office rather than use the mail with two weeks to go until the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ About the Future of Michigan’s Democracy

With the fallout of the 2020 election on her mind and 39 bills designed to restrict voter access in 2022, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson takes on the challenge of defending democracy.

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference at Callidac Place on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 in Detroit, MI. With only a day remaining before the U.S. election and an unprecedented early voting turnout, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee former Vice-President Joe Biden are campaigning in crucial swing states. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson Is Still Fighting 2020 Election Conspiracies

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the Michigan GOP is deceiving the public by claiming their bills improve election integrity.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman
Why Calling Michigan’s Leaders ‘Witches’ Is the Perfect Summary of Modern Sexism

In response to the latest in a long line of misogynist scandals in the Legislature, a group called Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy is protesting at the Capitol Wednesday.

Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
How Michigan Set the Stage for National Voting Rights Reforms

The For the People Act gives more people voices, and Michigan shows why that works.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Benson Fights Back Against Voter Suppression

As Republicans continue to focus on proposals to limit voter access, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is focused on making the polling place a little easier.

Cynthia Johnson, Lee Chatfield and Jocelyn Benson have all received threats or intimidation in the past week.
The Violent Storm Brewing in the Aftermath of Trump’s Michigan Loss

Threats, racism and an armed protest at an elected official's home are the latest in the rising potential of political violence in Michigan.

A Detroit polling site. Photo by Montez Miller.
Just What the Hell Is Going On With Wayne County’s Election Results, Explained

Michigan's election results are on track to be finalized despite a roller coaster week in Wayne County filled with Republican opposition.