“A Michigan judge ruled last week that Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson violated state law by unilaterally altering absentee voting rules ahead of the 2020 presidential election,” according to Blaze News. [emphasis added]
“At issue is a now-invalidated directive Benson issued to Michigan clerks in October relating to the signature review of absentee ballots. In the guidance, the secretary of state reportedly directed clerks to conduct the signature review “begin[ning] with the presumption that” the signature on the absentee is valid.
“The directive went on to say that if there were ‘any redeeming qualities in the application or return envelope signature as compared to the signature on file,” clerks should “treat the signature as valid.’ Such ‘redeeming qualities’ allegedly included ‘similar distinctive flourishes’ and ‘more matching features than nonmatching features.’
“But that ‘presumption is found nowhere in state law,’ State Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray wrote in his ruling, issued March 9. ‘The mandatory presumption goes beyond the realm of mere advice and direction, and instead is a substantive directive that adds to the pertinent signature-matching standards.’
“Additionally, the judge found that Benson did not follow the state’s proper rule-making process, but instead circumvented the state legislature in issuing the guidance, and thus violated the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.”
For more on this report, go to Blaze News.
Please share your opinion in the comment section. Given the judge’s ruling, do you believe the election in Michigan has been proven to be unfair and subject to fraud?