LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss state Republicans' election reform bills.
She was joined by other state Democrats and Detroit-area groups interested in voting rights.
The proposed election bills would change how the state handles absentee ballots and early voting, among other things.
Included in the 39 bills are requirements for voters to submit a photo ID, prohibit the unsolicited mass mailing of absentee ballot applications and restrict the hours in which people could drop their ballot in curbside boxes.
Watch the news conference live here: