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Emma Winowiecki / Michigan Radio

Hearings are expected to begin soon in the Michigan Legislature on a 39-bill Republican election package aimed at reversing absentee ballot access and early voting policies in the battleground state.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, on Thursday slammed the bills, describing them as a response to a problem that doesn’t exist, and that would tamp down legal voting.

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University of Michigan

The chairman of the Michigan Republican Party has made misogynistic comments about the state’s governor, secretary of state, and attorney general.

Ron Weiser – who is also a University of Michigan Regent – referred to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel collectively as “three witches.” He made the remark in a speech to the North Oakland Republican Club.