Stories tagged: "Jocelyn Benson"


Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clark Lake) speaks to reporters inside the Senate in 2019. (AP Photo/David Eggert File)
Jan. 6 Testimony: Even Michigan Republicans Thought Plan to Overturn 2020 Election Was ‘Insane’

Testimony from several elected officials in Michigan helped outline former President Donald Trump's plans to overturn the 2020 election results.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
Michigan Secretary of State to Receive JFK ‘Profile in Courage Award’ for Defending 2020 Elections Results

Benson was one of five political figures who “put their careers on the line to defend democracy," including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney.

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The Top 6 Michigan Secretary of State Features We’re Actually Excited About

Government services can be dull news, but shorter lines and online services are positive notes worth sharing.

Election poll workers are pictured during the 2020 primary election day.
How Michigan is Trying to Improve Voting For 2022

Michigan is trying to take an extra step to ensure your vote is counted. Here’s how. 

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.

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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.