A lawsuit filed in the swing state of Michigan has uncovered very alarming results.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed the lawsuit over allegations that tens of thousands of deceased residents have yet to be cleared from the state’s voter rolls.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is accused of violating the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
There were 25,975 registered voters in the state of Michigan who had died, according to an analysis conducted by the PILF in August.
Among those deceased voters, 23,663 had been dead for at least five years.
17,479 had been dead for at least a decade.
3,956 had been dead for at least two decades, the analysis concluded.
PILF president J. Christian Adams said, “This case is about ensuring that deceased registrants are not receiving ballots.”
“For over a year, we’ve shared specific data with the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office about the alarming problem of deceased registrants on Michigan’s voter rolls,” Adams continued.
“Secretary Benson has done nothing to resolve the problem and is even refusing to hand over public documents related to these failures.”
“The failure to remove deceased registrants creates an opportunity for fraud and makes Michigan’s elections less secure.”
“The Foundation’s expenditure of significant time and money in Michigan seeking to rectify Defendant’s failure to clean up the voter rolls by removing the surfeit of deceased registrants from such rolls has also forced the Foundation to divert its limited resources from other states with similar issues,” the complaint reads.
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Benson’s director of media relations, Tracy Wimmer, told the Times that they would not comment on pending litigation, but implied a whole lot more.
“Michigan maintains its voter registration list in accordance with all state and federal laws, including provisions for deceased voters,” she wrote. “As we’ve seen throughout the past year, meritless lawsuits serve as press releases for those seeking to further election misinformation and undermine American democracy”…
Bear in mind, Benson is a Democrat with ties to the party’s increasingly radical progressive faction; her resume includes stints at the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center as well as the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and NPR.
The current party line is that efforts to clean up voter rolls, require ID at the polls, and ensure that absentee and mail-in ballots are sent out and counted in a secure manner are flat-out racist.
Yet a group that wants Benson to make sure there aren’t tens of thousands of dead people on Michigan’s voter rolls — they’re the ones trying to “further election misinformation” and “undermine American democracy.”
This is not a great look for Benson, who oversaw the critical swing state’s disastrous 2020 election.