An audit has found that Michigan voting rolls were not properly updated prior to the November 2020 election.
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Michigan voting rolls were not properly updated prior to the November 2020 election, according to an audit released Friday by the Michigan Office of the Auditor General.
The audit of the Bureau of Elections concludes Secretary of State Jocelyn Bensonâ€™s office did not adhere to state election law by properly updating and reconciling Michiganâ€™s qualified voter roll. This oversight, according to the audit, increased the risk of ineligible voters casting ballots. Additionally, the audit identified discrepancies and inconsistencies in Bensonâ€™s statements in defense of her departmentâ€™s internal post-election audits.
â€œThe independent, nonpartisan audit released today shows that the work we have been doing in the Legislature to strengthen our elections is incredibly important,â€ said Rep. Ann Bollin, R-Brighton Township, chairwoman of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said in a statement. â€œThe Secretary of State failed to follow through on her duty to keep the stateâ€™s voter rolls clean and accurate and she failed to oversee the completion of all of the post-election audits, misleading the public along the way. These failures only highlight the importance of the work we are doing to improve election integrity.â€
The audit was prompted after members of the House requested Auditor General Doug Ringler conduct a review the 2019 and 2020 election in Michigan. Ringler noted Bensonâ€™s office failed to require county clerks complete and submit post-election audits in a timely fashion.
Approximately 8.6% of the 361 post-election audits, or a total of 31 audits, were not submitted. Of the 31 audits, 12 were incomplete. Another 10.3% of post-election audits were submitted between two days and 47 days late.
Another 17% of post-election audits failed to provide a hand count of statewide race ballots â€“ directly refuting claims by the SOS that alleged all required hand recounts were completed as required.
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