Live stream: Michigan Gov. Whitmer, SOS Benson discuss voting in November election
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are holding a news conference Tuesday to talk about voting in the upcoming presidential election. Whitmer, Benson and Delta Township Clerk Mary Clark will talk about voting opportunities and the Nov. 3 election. Whitmer will also sign legislation to make sure every vote is counted and residents can vote safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officials said. You can watch live in the stream above.
SOS urges Michigan lawmakers to allow absentee ballot counting before election day
LANSING, Mich. Michigans Secretary of State is urging lawmakers to allow absentee ballots to be counted before election day. With 2.5 million people voting absentee or in person Tuesday, the previous record of 2.2 million in 2018 was shattered. She said as it stands right now, clerks cant open and begin to count absentee ballots until election day. Almost 20 other states allow clerks to count absentee ballots as they roll in, but Michigan isnt one of them. More than 10,000 absentee ballots had to be rejected during Tuesdays primary because of postmarking errors.