The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes regarding the recent lawsuit filed by former Michigan Secretaries of State.

“It is no surprise that Republicans are once again attempting to suppress the vote. This most recent lawsuit against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to not allow for the counting of absentee ballots postmarked by November 2 has been filed for one reason, and one reason only. They do not want every vote to count because they know the MI GOP is going to lose come November. As former Secretaries of State, it is shameful that Terri Lynn Land and Ruth Johnson are trying to prevent a full and accurate count of every vote cast in Michigan this election. At a time when we are in need of true leadership the GOP offers grandstanding on the Courthouse steps.”

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