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Michigan voter roll battle: Benson loses round

Photo Source: By Ghanumal77 - Own work

The federal court denied Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's latest effort to avoid removing 25,975 deceased people from the state's voter rolls.

As a result of her failure to clean up the state's voter registration rolls-and in violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993-Benson moved to dismiss the case brought against her in November 2021 by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

The Western District Court of Michigan denied Benson's motion to dismiss the case on Aug. 25.

Additionally, the court denied intervenor motions filed by the Detroit/Downriver Chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans, and Rise, Inc.

Benson has also failed to remove deceased registrants from the voter rolls according to PILF's suit, which seeks to make her provide documentation of those efforts.

27 August 2022


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