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.
In Flint, the City Clerk botched the August primary, prompting outrage from local Democrats – but not Benson.
In Southfield, the City Clerk has been arrested and charged with six felonies in connection with ballot irregularities.
In Detroit, where elections are overseen by one of Benson’s top appointed election advisors, City Clerk Janice Winfrey oversaw an August primary where city workers were caught literally changing votes to benefit Democratic candidates.
This week, Benson provided hundreds of ballots for those serving overseas that were printed incorrectly, removing Republican Vice President Mike Pence from the ballot, and replacing him with another candidate from another political party.
Our own Greg McNeilly writes this week in the Detroit News:
“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.“A recent survey asked Michigan voters — on a scale of 1 to 10 — how confident they are that the upcoming Nov. 3 election will be “fair.”“The answer, it turns out, was ‘not very confident at all.’ Almost 40% of voters ranked their confidence Benson will deliver a “fair” election at five or below.”
Voters are paying attention. Good thing, too, because Jocelyn Benson sure as hell isn’t.
Michigan Freedom Fund
Fox 2 Detroit: Trump calls Michigan leader Benson a ‘Trump Hater’ after ballot snafu with Pence name omitted
"President Donald Trump called Michigan's top election official a 'Trump Hater' Thursday after the state mistakenly created overseas absentee ballots that didn't list Vice President Mike Pence. The ballots instead paired Trump, a Republican, with Jeremy 'Spike' Cohen of the Libertarian Party. The Michigan secretary of state office acknowledged that as many as 400 ballots downloaded by local election clerks may have been erroneous."
Detroit News: Finley: We’re not ready for huge mail vote
"Benson acknowledged last week that 500,000 absentee ballot applications mailed out have been returned because the voters have moved, are dead or for other reasons. How many weren't returned, and will they be used to commit voter fraud? The resources devoted to encouraging a huge mail-in vote would be better applied to cleaning up the voter rolls and making precincts safe for in-person voting in November."
Michigan Capitol Confidential: Left-wing group funneling money to Lansing voter outreach, triggers election law complaint
"A deep-pocketed left-wing political group trying to influence elections around the country is the target of a complaint filed with Wisconsin election officials over a practice that is also occurring in Michigan. The Wisconsin Voters Alliance filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Election Commission, challenging millions of dollars in grants given to local governments in heavily Democratic cities by the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which just received $250 million from Facebook. The alliance claims that the progressive nonprofit is giving the grants to cities that traditionally vote heavily Democratic in order to selectively boost turnout in these areas."
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