Stories tagged: "Michigan Republicans"


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.

Voters fill out their ballots at a primary polling place, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Republicans Say Michigan County Voter Registration Is Too High. So They’re Suing.

Officials from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office said the lawsuit uses debunked claims and bad statistics to delegitimize our elections.

Whitmer's power in crises might be cut.
How Republicans Are Exploiting Coronavirus for an Executive Power Grab in Michigan

It’s a tactic being championed by President Donald Trump.