LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will be stepping into the national spotlight to talk about voting rights.
Benson and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will address the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in a nationally televised speech.
Benson has pre-recorded her remarks, which will follow a Democratic Party tribute to the late Congressman John Lewis.
“Let’s be clear. There is absolutely zero difference between voting by mail and voting absentee. Millions of Americans vote absentee and have for decades. Donald Trump, his family, his staff: they all vote by mail. In fact, states like Colorado, Utah, and Oregon have been voting by mail for years. Republicans and Democrats agree that it’s safe.”Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Benson mailed absent voter ballot applications to every registered voter in the spring, which resulted in record-breaking numbers of voters casting ballots from home in the August Primary.