Voting

Judge dismisses GOP suits against independent redistricting commission

U.S. District Judge Janet Neff on Monday dismissed two Republican lawsuits designed to upend the voter-approved constitutional amendment that established the Michigan’s Independent Citizens...

Benson, Detroit Pistons partner to bolster voter turnout 

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Wednesday that her department is partnering with the Detroit Pistons on a series of initiatives to promote...

State agencies partner on returning citizen initiative

The Michigan Department of State (DOS) and the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) this week announced a joint initiative to help those released from...

Court rejects rehearing of GOP cases to bar redistricting commission 

Republicans have challenged the constitutionality of Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, but the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied requests to rehear the...

Benson advising Black voting rights group led by LeBron James

Updated, 1:27 p.m. 6/11/20 with comments from Benson Basketball great LeBron James and other stars announced Wednesday the formation of a new group dedicated to...

Republican sues Michigan to purge voter rolls, SOS says suit uses...

Michigan’s election officials are being sued in federal court for failing to “clean up the state’s voter rolls,” according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday...

League of Women Voters sues SOS over Proposal 3 enforcement

The Michigan League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Friday to remove barriers to the absentee voting rights. The...

After attacking Whitmer and Benson, Trump turns Twitter fire to Nessel

President Donald Trump has now gone after all three of the top female officeholders in Michigan, adding Attorney General Dana Nessel to the list...

After Trump attacks Benson, Arizona SOS touts plan to mail voter...

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is standing with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson after President Trump blasted her twice on Twitter Wednesday...

Updated: Benson counters Trump’s inaccurate voting tweet: ‘We sent applications, not...

Updated, 5:15 p.m. 5/20/20 A day after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Michigan residents would receive absentee ballot applications for the August and November...

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