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Benson calls Trump lawsuit 'frivolous,' says election was secure, accurate as vote counting wraps up

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Posted at 9:28 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 21:35:50-05

LANSING, Mich. — The 2020 election will likely be marked by historic voter turnout in Michigan as more than 5.2 million people cast ballots statewide.

Ballot counting wrapped up Wednesday night according to the state, earlier than many were anticipating.

Election workers across the state had been urging people to be patient, as they finished counting millions of absentee ballots received over the past few weeks.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson addressed the public Wednesday night, saying the election went as smoothly as possible adding that the recent lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign to stop the count, is frivolous.

“Our system is secure, accurate and anyone who tells you other wise is attacking our democracy or unhappy with the results. We will continue to tell the truth and the true story of how in Michigan we successfully ran an election with record breaking voter turnout in the midst of a pandemic. But we cannot do this alone we need every voter and citizen to prepare to counter misinformation and disinformation that may escalate in the days ahead,” Benson said.

Results posted Wednesday are unofficial, in the coming weeks a bipartisan Board of Canvassers will have to review them before being certified.