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Michigan SOS: 2020 election was 'secure and fair, and the results are accurate'

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 13:26:19-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the November 2020 election was fair and secure and that the results are accurate despite claims from President Donald Trump.

“This was the most successful election in our state’s history, in which a record-setting 5.5 million citizens cast ballots, and clerks and election workers processed every vote meticulously, fairly and efficiently, despite the challenges of the pandemic,” Benson said.

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She also said some members of Congress are "parroting debunked false claims of election fraud in a partisan attempt to discredit Michigan's election."

“By making false claims that undermine voters’ faith in our election, these elected officials demonstrate their shameless willingness to prioritize personal and partisan politics over the good of our country,” Benson said. “They dishonor every citizen who voted and the thousands of public servant election clerks and volunteer election workers who carried out this successful election.”

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