Take That Dems: Trump’s ‘100% Right’ On Michigan Absentee Ballot Voting

President Trump had threatened to withhold federal aid from the state of Michigan if they move forward with their plan to mail absentee ballots to every resident.

According to the president, mailing the absentee ballots is a governmental overreach and is potentially in violation of the state’s law not to do so.

“Michigan sends absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”

Trump claims voters should either show up in-person to a voting booth or should have to request an absentee ballot — not be just handed one.

Some people responding to the post claimed Michigan amended their law to allow for the proactive mailing of absentee ballots. This claim was refuted by other users:

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The Associated Press reports:

Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, announced the mailing Tuesday as part of the state’s efforts to confront voters’ concerns about the pandemic. Benson says the money came from $11.2 million it received from the federal government for elections.

Republicans in the state’s GOP-led Legislature criticized the mailing Tuesday, saying local clerks traditionally have handled absentee ballot requests.

Normally in Michigan, it is up to voters to ask their local clerk for an absentee ballot.

The March presidential primary was the first major election in Michigan in which people could vote absentee without needing an excuse following the approval of a 2018 ballot initiative.