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Lansing City Clerk Weighs in After Absentee Ballots Delayed

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The Lansing City Clerk is speaking out after some absentee ballots didn't get mailed out in time to Michigan military members and other residents living overseas.

Chris Swope says about 24 local clerks didn't get the ballots in the mail in the required 45 days before the election.

He says he doesn't understand how so many clerks missed that deadline, saying running elections is one of the main things clerks do.

And while he says only about 40 Michigan voters are affected, he says its important that every vote counts.

According to Swope, if a race comes down to a tight margin delayed absentee votes could raise some questions.

Both the Michigan Secretary of State and Attorney General plan to file a lawsuit that will require the clerks who missed their deadline to make sure every late ballot is counted.

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