Flashpoint 8/2/20: Michigan Secretary of State expects lengthy delay in election day results

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Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson made an appearance on Flashpoint Sunday ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.

Many votes for the upcoming election have already been cast and that could mean lengthy delays in announcing winners.

We already know that a massive two million voters requested absentee ballots. More than one million of them had already been turned in as of Friday. But here’s the thing -- those ballots can’t be opened until Tuesday morning.

That means a traffic jam is built into the system, even if there isn’t one at the polling places. This all comes as President Donald Trump wonders whether the pandemic will impact the November election.

There was also a roundtable discussion with a group of guests on the upcoming elections.

Segment One

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 segment of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 segment of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Roundtable discussion on upcoming elections with Focus: HOPE CEO, Portia Roberson; former Michigan Republican Congressman Dave Trott, and Chad Livengood, senior editor of Crain’s Detroit Business.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 weather forecast
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 weather forecast

About the Authors:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.