'Craig Fahle Show:' Michigan Vote Count Likely to Take 3 Days, Jocelyn Benson Says

August 20, 2020, 5:41 PM

Jocelyn Benson: "We'll have five million people voting."

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Thursday that the final Michigan results for the Nov. 3 election aren't likely to be known until three days later. 

Benson, appearing on the "Craig Fahle Show" on Deadline Detroit, explains that the expected delay until Friday will result from a record number of mail ballots. Full tallies from the Aug. 4 primary weren't known until the day after the election in which  2.5 million people voted -- 1.6 million of those by mail.

"In November, those numbers will double," she said. "We'll have five million people voting and we'll have at least three million people voting by mail." It will take more time to tabulate votes, she said.

Benson, scheduled to speak Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention, tells Fahle that safeguards are in place to catch fraudulent voting by mail. She emphasized that she has full confidence in mailed votes. 

To listen to the full interview, click below. 

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