President Tweets Untrue Allegations About Michigan Absentee Voter Applications, Gets Response From Benson

President Trump is taking aim at Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Twitter, but his criticism posted Wednesday morning isn’t factual. In the tweet, Trump said Michigan has sent “absentee ballots to 7.7 million people” ahead of the August primary and November general election. Without mentioning her name, he then said “this was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State.” Benson responded by introducing herself and saying her office mailed out applications to vote by mail, not ballots, and pointed out her Republican colleagues in Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska, and West Virginia have done the same. The Associated Press reports Trump is now seeking to withhold COVID-19 aid from Michigan as he accused Benson of voter fraud.

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