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Michigan State Senator Raises Concerns About Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Election Integrity

By Tiffany Meier, Joshua Philipp and Naveen Athrappully Michigan state Sen. Ruth Johnson, a Republican, has accused Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, of incompetence, and raised concerns about election integrity in the state. In an interview with Newsmakers, a collaboration between The Epoch Times and NTD, Johnson said she chairs the state Senate Election Committee and revealed that Benson doesn’t attend […]

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Tudor Dixon, Gretchen Whitmer Debate Pandemic Response, Mandating COVID Jabs for School Kids in Michigan

By Caden Pearson Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she doesn’t support “requiring the COVID vaccine” for school kids after being put on the spot by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon during their debate on Tuesday night. “I want to be very clear about this. This is a parent’s decision. There will never be a mandate for the COVID-19 vaccine for children […]

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Republicans Win Major Election Integrity Ruling Against Michigan Secretary of State

By Jack Phillips Republicans scored a legal victory this week after a judge ruled against Democrat Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson over state restrictions that were imposed on poll challengers ahead of the 2022 midterms, according to the Michigan Republican Party. The Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against Benson in a bid […]

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Voters Appealing Against Dismissal of Case Alleging Michigan Secretary of State Violated Constitutional Rights

By Steven Kovac A years-long legal battle alleging dereliction of duty on the part of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has moved to the Michigan Court of Appeals. In the early fall of 2020, four Michigan voters said they had discovered that some local election officials were allegedly using millions of dollars of private donations from […]

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Trump Nod Spurs Dixon to Runaway Win in Michigan GOP Gubernatorial Primary

By John Haughey Tudor Dixon, a former steel sales manager and conservative commentator, parlayed a late-campaign endorsement from former President Donald Trump into a runaway win in Michigan’s Aug. 2 Republican gubernatorial primary. Dixon will challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who did not face a primary test and has raised nearly $30 million since her […]

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Michigan Citizens’ Initiative to Outlaw Private Elections Funding, Require Voter ID Headed for Passage

By Steven Kovac A citizen-initiated bill to ban private funding of elections, prohibit the secretary of state from sending out unsolicited applications for absentee ballots, and require state-issued photo ID to vote is one step closer to taking effect in Michigan. On July 29, volunteers from the Secure MI Vote campaign filed over 500,000 signatures on […]

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Michigan Voters Sue Democratic Secretary of State Over Use of $17 Million in ‘Zuckbucks’ to Tilt Elections

By Matthew Vadum Michigan voters are challenging Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for allegedly breaking state laws and corrupting the 2020 elections by allowing left-wing billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to use his social media fortune to dictate how the elections would be administered. In official results, Democrat Joe Biden prevailed over incumbent Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election in Michigan, […]

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Michigan Prosecutors Lawyer-Up to Fight Whitmer Abortion Lawsuit

By Steven Kovac Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, is asking a county judge to enjoin 13 Michigan prosecutors from prosecuting violators of a state law that criminalizes most abortions. The 1931 law was made moot when the U.S. Supreme Court, in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortion in all 50 states. But the 91-year-old statute that […]

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Trump Stumps for State Candidates in Overflowing Michigan Rally

By Steven Kovac WASHINGTON, Michigan—An overflow crowd turned out on April 2 to hear former president Donald Trump campaign for attorney general candidate Matt DePerno and secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo. DePerno and Karamo are seeking the GOP nomination to run against incumbent Democrats, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson […]

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Michigan Election Official Charged With Ballot Tampering, Misconduct

By Jack Phillips A Michigan county elections official and former township clerk was charged with ballot tampering related to the August 2020 primary election, according to state Attorney General Dana Nessel. Kathy Funk, who was running in 2020 as a Democrat for reelection as Flint Township clerk, also was charged with misconduct in office, Nessel said. The charges, which are […]

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Michigan Undercounted COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths by 30 Percent, Auditor Finds

By Steven Kovac The administration of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer underreported the number of nursing home residents who died from COVID-19 by 30 percent, according to a report by the state’s auditor general. Auditor General Doug Ringler has been haggling with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for months over the numbers and how to count them. […]

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Court Fight Over Dead People on Voter Lists Heats Up in Michigan

By Steven Kovac How many dead people should remain on Michigan voter rolls? The answer may be determined by a federal judge. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) on Nov. 3 sued Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, for allegedly failing to remove from the state’s voter rolls the names of 26,000 registered voters who have either died […]