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SOS Jocelyn Benson Proposes $100 Million Increase in Election Administration and Security

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LANSING, May 18, 2022 ~ Tuesday, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson requested from the GOP-majority Legislature an extra $100 million to give to county and municipal clerks to increase administration and security for the upcoming November general election.

Former Republican Secretary of State and current state Senator Ruth Johnson accused Benson of increasing doubts about the 2020 elections due to moves by Benson, such as pushing for allowance of late-counted ballots.

We don’t make decisions based on misinformation, we make decisions based on data, and what is best for our voters,” said Secretary Benson to 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith.

Listen below as SOS Benson tells Paul W. how she plans to use the funds to help ensure a secure midterm election.


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