Stories tagged: "Jocelyn Benson"


Former President Donald Trump tosses caps to the crowd as he steps onstage during a rally at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)
Donald Trump Came to Michigan for Tudor Dixon. He Brought the Conspiracy Theories With Him.

Trump's rallies have always attracted a broad swath of supporters. But after spending much of the last two years obsessively peddling false claims of a stolen election, Trump is increasingly attracting those who have broken with reality—including conspiracy theorists in Michigan.

Kristina Karamo, who has since won the Michigan Republican party's nomination for secretary of state, gets an endorsement from former President Donald Trump during a rally on April 02, 2022. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Election Skeptics Join Karamo in GOP Races to Run State Elections

Kristina Karamo, the Trump-endorsed conspiracy theorist running on the Republican ticket for Secretary of State in Michigan, is now one of several candidates running to oversee state elections while simultaneously denying the results of the last one.

Michigan voters who choose to drop off their absentee ballots must use a box in their registered jurisdiction. (Photos by Franz Knight)
AP Survey Finds No Major Problems With Ballot Drop Boxes in 2020

The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an Associated Press survey.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a rally at the State Capitol building. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Polls Say Michigan Voters are Angry About Roe, and Plan to Lean on Whitmer in November

Polling data suggests that anger over abortion rights will translate into enthusiasm at the polls—and it's mostly for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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.