Republicans win major election integrity ruling against Michigan secretary of state
Michigan was one of several states that attracted claims of voter fraud and election irregularities during the 2020 presidential election.
The Republican Party has won an election integrity lawsuit against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson over restrictions she imposed on poll challengers.
Benson, per the Republican National Committee, had imposed restrictions on poll challengers, including a new credential form, an "artificial deadline" for appointing them, and limiting the poll workers with whom the challengers may communicate.
"This ruling is a massive victory for election integrity, the rule of law, and Michigan voters," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a press release. "Jocelyn Benson not only disregarded Michigan election law in issuing this guidance, she also violated the rights of political parties and poll challengers to fully ensure transparency and promote confidence that Michigan elections are run fairly and lawfully. This legal win will help deliver the transparency at the ballot box that Michiganders deserve with midterm elections in 19 days."
The RNC filed the suit earlier this month, pointing to last minute changes Benson implemented ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Michigan was one of several states that attracted claims of voter fraud and election irregularities during the 2020 presidential election. Former President Donald Trump narrowly won the state in 2016, though it flipped to then Democratic candidate Joe Biden in 2020.