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Election updates from Michigan Secretary of State: Follow here

Michigan still undecided in presidential election

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As Michigan votes continue to be counted, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is tweeting updates on the state’s voter participation and ballot tabulation numbers.

You can find Benson’s updates on Twitter here. We’ll keep track of the Secretary of State’s posts below.

4:08 p.m. update on Nov. 4:

Secretary Benson’s 4:08 p.m. update on November 4 reads:

"Proud of all the election workers who are meticulously, securely, transparently, tirelessly continuing to #CountEveryVote in Michigan.

And let me abundantly clear: we are not going to let any campaign, candidate, or political party stop our work to ensure every voice is heard."

Benson’s message comes as President Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Claims seeking to halt the counting of ballots until it is given “meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process.”

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Read: Trump campaign files lawsuit to halt Michigan ballot counting, demands access to observe

As of 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, Biden leads over Trump in Michigan by about 67,000 votes.


9:10 a.m. update on Nov. 4:

Secretary Benson’s 9:10 a.m. update on November 4 reads:

“Michigan update: recently updated and reported results now include absentee ballots voted by citizens in Livonia and Dearborn. Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids still have yet to fully complete and report their tabulation of every ballot.”


7:06 a.m. update on Nov. 4:

Secretary Benson’s 7:06 a.m. update on November 4 reads:

“Michigan update: Election officials worked through the night to #CountEveryVote. That work continues.

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Hundreds of thousands of ballots in our largest jurisdictions are still being counted, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Warren & Sterling Heights.

Every vote will count.”


5:54 p.m. update on Nov. 3:

Secretary Benson’s 5:54 p.m. update on November 3 reads:

"6pET Update from Michigan:

  • More than 100K of 170K absentee ballots in Detroit are already tabulated.
  • More than 18,000 eligible citizens registered *and* voted today.
  • The vast majority of those 18K who registered & voted today were in Detroit, Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids."

3:49 p.m. update on Nov. 3:

Secretary Benson’s 3:49 p.m. update on November 3 reads:

"Update from Michigan:

  • 92%+ of all absentee ballots are returned (still 4 hours to go if you haven’t dropped yours off yet!)
  • Absentee counting is going smoothly & very efficiently.
  • Precincts are islands of calm, welcoming a steady stream of voters throughout the day."

Follow 2020 General Election results live here.