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Jocelyn Benson speaks at UMich Law School about voter rights

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson spoke to over 30 University of Michigan Law School students and faculty at Hutchins Hall on Monday to discuss the 2020 election, constitutional voting rights and new election legislation ahead of the 304th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution this coming Friday.  

The event was moderated by Law Professor Richard Friedman, who began by introducing Benson and the role the Secretary of State plays in upholding the Constitution and protecting the right to vote.  

“There’s no issue more important than the right to vote, (which is) at the heart of democracy,” Friedman said. “It’s crucial to ensure that those who are eligible to vote can do so, (and) that those who are not eligible cannot … the votes are counted completely and accurately, and that there’s broad and shared trust in the result. It’s not an easy task.”