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Senate Oversight Committee Releases Election Report

Jun 25, 2021

This week, the Senate Oversight Committee released their report on Michigan’s November 2020 general election. Most notably, the committee found no evidence of fraud in the election. However, they did find some areas they feel could be improved upon. Led by chairman Senator Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan), the committee’s work reviewing the election included: Conducted over […]

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Election Audits Complete

Mar 05, 2021

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced that all of the state’s more than 250 election audits of the November 2020 general election are complete, confirming the accuracy of the election. More than 1,300 Republican, Democratic, and nonpartisan clerks, as well as the Bureau of Elections, participated in the audits. In addition to the audits of […]

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Statewide Election Audit Affirms 2020 Election Results

Feb 19, 2021

A statewide audit of elections results affirmed Michigan’s vote-counting machines are accurate and President Joe Biden won the state’s November 3, 2020 presidential election. Hundreds of Democratic, Republican, and nonpartisan municipal and county clerks from more than 1,300 local jurisdictions participated in the auditing exercise, hand counting more than randomly selected ballots. In the hand […]

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The Hill We Climb

Jan 21, 2021

Yesterday, Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, became the youngest person to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. Titled “The Hill We Climb,” she wrote her poem specifically for President Biden’s inauguration as the nation’s 46th president. To read the full transcript of her poem, please click here.

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Statewide Election Audit Begins

Jan 15, 2021

This past Monday, the Department of State, in cooperation with county and local election officials, began the process of conducting the statewide risk-limiting audit of the November 2020 general election. The first step in the process involves using a random number, generated by rolling 20 ten-sided dice, to plug into the auditing software to randomly […]

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General Election Absentee Ballot Data Released

Dec 04, 2020

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson released ballot data from the election last month, which she states demonstrates the integrity of Michigan’s election. Of the 3.3 million absentee ballots cast, 15,300 were rejected for a variety of reasons, which accounts for 0.46% of ballots. Reasons for rejection include the lack of a signature, the ballot arrived […]

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Legislature Issues Subpoena

Nov 13, 2020

During a rare Saturday committee hearing, members of the House and Senate Oversight Committees approved a request to seek documents and communications on Michigan’s election process. A subpoena will be issued to Michigan’s Bureau of Elections to request documents and communications relating to the mailing of absent voter ballot applications, the mailing of postcards with […]

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Senate to Have Two Open Seats

Nov 06, 2020

Following this week’s general election, the Senate will be short two members after they both won local elections. Senator Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) won his election for Macomb County prosecutor and Senator Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford) won his election for Kent County Treasurer. Once the two Senators take their new offices, the Senate, and the Republican […]

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