There’s an old saying about throwing stones inside glass houses. Governor Whitmer apparently hasn’t heard it.
Jocelyn Benson isn’t taking election integrity seriously, and voters are noticing.
That’s not just my opinion – it’s the only reasonable conclusion given the overwhelming and mounting evidence of serious election integrity problems spinning out of and around her office.
This column originally appeared in The Detroit News.
Michigan has an election integrity problem. Without an urgent address from the secretary of state, it may boil over into an election integrity crisis. Worse, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and some prominent election officials appear to be intentionally undermining solutions.
Chronic election integrity debacles in places like Detroit, Flint and Southfield have Michigan voters questioning the outcome of an election that’s still six-and-a-half weeks away. Instead of fixing problems, Benson’s typical response has been to tell voters they should expect problems and delays on election night.