REPORT: Michigan secretary of state fires back at Trump

MAY 20, 2020

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson responded to President Trump after he threatened to withhold federal funding to the state over officials mailing out applications for absentee ballots.

President Trump tweeted early on Tuesday claiming that Michigan sent “absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election.” He alleged that the move was done “illegally by a rogue Secretary of State.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Benson responded to the president saying, “Hi! I also have a name, it’s Jocelyn Benson. And we sent applications, not ballots. Just like my colleagues in Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska and West Virginia,” in a tweet.

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