Michigan officials investigating robocall attempting to suppress absentee voting
DETROIT The Michigan Department of State and the Attorney Generals office are working to find the source of a robocall received by a Detroit resident that used racially-charged stereotypes to deter voting by mail. Officials are warning residents to be vigilant against misinformation, which is expected to become more prevalent in the coming weeks. READ: Identity thieves are targeting absentee votersThis is an unconscionable, indefensible, blatant attempt to lie to citizens about their right to vote, said Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. This is an unfortunate, but perfect example of just how low people will go to undermine this election, Nessel said. This robocall is fraught with scare tactics designed to intimidate Black voters and we are already working hard to find the bad actors behind this effort.