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Statement from Secretary Benson on investigation of illegal access to ballot tabulators

Following the announcement that Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking a special prosecuting attorney to consider charges in the investigation of illegal access to vote tabulation machines, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson made the following statement:
 
“There must be consequences for those who broke the law to undermine our elections in order to advance their own political agendas. I’m thankful to Attorney General Nessel for conducting this investigation into the tampering of our secure voting machines and referring the case for prosecution. The republican, democratic and nonpartisan election clerks of this state do their jobs with professionalism and integrity, and we will continue to ensure they are equipped with a full understanding of the legal protections in place to block bad actors from pressuring them to gain access to secure election systems.”

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