Michigan's election was secure and fair, and the results are accurate

Election NewsJANUARY 5, 2021

Members of Congress are expected to
make false claims in partisan attempt to discredit election

Michigan’s election was conducted fairly and securely, and the results accurately reflect the will of Michigan voters, the majority of whom cast ballots for President-elect Joe Biden.

“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,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

There is no evidence of widespread election misconduct, as has been confirmed by President Trump’s former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, as well as numerous election officials of both political parties, and state and federal judges and justices. Additionally, state and local election officials have conducted more than 100 post-election audits, all of which have demonstrated the integrity of Michigan’s election.

Yet members of Congress are expected to parrot previously debunked false claims of election fraud on Wednesday 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,” said Benson. “They dishonor every citizen who voted and the thousands of public servant election clerks and volunteer election workers who carried out this successful election.”

Voters should be wary of the disinformation that is shared on Wednesday. They can find accurate election information at Michigan.gov/SOSFactCheck, on Michigan Department of State social media accounts, and with their local and county election clerks.

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