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Michigan Secretary of State's office responds to Trump tweet

Posted at 10:37 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 22:37:24-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office responded Thursday to President Donald Trump’s tweet claiming a mistake that left Vice President Mike Pence off of some ballots was intentional.

“The president’s tweet is false and misleading,” spokesman Jake Rollow said. “As we have explained, the incident was a result of a programmer error and a computer glitch that was caught within 90 minutes.”

Trump asserted that it was not a mistake, and was "done illegally and on purpose."

Clerks who downloaded the ballot were immediately notified, Rollow said, and voters who received the incorrect ballot will receive a correct ballot and their vote will count.

Only the corrected ballots will count for voters in that situation.