Michigan’s Democrat Secretary of State Hit with Lawsuit over Voter Registration Rolls

Michigan’s Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has just been hit with an election integrity lawsuit from the Republican National Committee (RNC).

On Wednesday, the RNC filed a lawsuit against Benson in an effort to address the swing state’s voter register rolls. 

According to a press release, the RNC’s lawsuit alleges that the state is failing to abide by the National Voter Registration Act’s (NVRA) requirement that voter rolls must keep “clean and accurate voter registration records.”

Under the NVRA, states must make a “reasonable effort” to remove people who are ineligible to vote from their voter rolls.

The rules seek to maintain a “general voter registration list maintenance program.”

In the press release, recently anointed RNC Chairman Michael Whatley said:

“Election integrity starts with clean voter rolls, and that’s why the National Voter Registration Act requires state officials to keep their rolls accurate and up-to-date.

“Jocelyn Benson has failed to follow the NVRA, leaving Michigan with inflated and inaccurate voter rolls ahead of the 2024 election.

“The RNC is filing this key lawsuit because Michigan voters deserve clean voter rolls and confidence in their elections.”

Republicans are alleging that analysis shows more than 90% of Michigan’s counties have “inflated voter rolls.”

The lawsuit states that, of those counties, 53 allegedly have more active registered voters than adult citizens.

The RNC sent a warning to Benson in December 2023.

The press release states that they demanded that Benson fix the alleged problems they identified.

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Benson responded to the lawsuit in a statement to NBC News.

She claims that election officials have “done more in the last five years than was done in the previous two decades to remove deceased voters and ineligible citizens from our voting rolls and ensure their accuracy.”

According to Benson, the state of Michigan has removed at least 700,000 voters from the voter rolls since she began her tenure.

Another half million will be removed if they do not vote in the 2024 general election, Benson told NBC News.

“Let’s call this what it is: a PR campaign masquerading as a meritless lawsuit filled with baseless accusations that seek to diminish people’s faith in the security of our elections,” she added.

“Shame on anyone who abuses the legal process to sow seeds of doubt in our democracy.”

After being determined the Republican presidential nominee for the 2024 election, President Donald Trump’s team has shaken up the leadership at the RNC, as Slay News reported.

After former chair Ronna Romney McDaniel resigned from her post, RNC members elected Whatley as chairman.

The 45th president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump was also appointed as RNC co-chair.

Senior Trump adviser Chris LaCivita is now in charge of the committee’s operations.

“Thank you to the 168 members of the RNC and President Trump for entrusting me to serve as RNC Chairman,” Whatley tweeted shortly after being elected.

“We are already well on our way to making Joe Biden a one-term president, and I look forward to working with every Republican to deliver victories up and down the ballot!”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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