March 13, 2024 – The RNC files lawsuit against Michigan SoS Jocelyn Benson for failing to maintain accurate voter rolls

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Lara Trump (l) vs Jocelyn Benson (Credit: public domain)

(…) The RNC lawsuit says that Michigan’s mismanagement undermines election integrity and allows ineligible voters to cast ballots. Benson is accused of violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

“Election integrity starts with clean voter rolls, and that’s why the National Voter Registration Act requires state officials to keep their rolls accurate and up-to-date,” new RNC Chairman Michael Whatley said. “Jocelyn Benson has failed to follow the NVRA, leaving Michigan with inflated and inaccurate voter rolls ahead of the 2024 election.”

According to the lawsuit, at least 53 counties in Michigan have more active registered voters than adult citizens over the age of 18. According to the RNC, the number of counties with registration rates above 100% ballooned after 2020, when only one county had that rate.

The suit also said that 23 counties have voter-registration rates of over 90% of eligible adults registered, which is far above the average national and statewide rate.

The suit says, “The RNC and its members are concerned that Defendants’ failure to comply with the NVRA’s voter-list maintenance obligations undermines the integrity of elections by increasing the opportunity for ineligible voters or voters intent on fraud to cast ballots.”

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the suit says that the registration rates were calculated using Census Bureau data. It was filed days after new leadership, backed by former President Donald Trump, took the reins at the RNC. (Read more: The Daily Wire, 3/13/2024)  (Archive)