In a move that shows justice knows no rest, Democratic Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recently spent several hours in conversation with the special counsel’s office. Led by the U.S. Justice Department’s Jack Smith, this meeting formed part of an ongoing criminal investigation into alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Benson’s encounter with Smith’s team is one among a series of meetings between prosecutors and officials from those crucial battleground states that found themselves in the crosshairs of former President Donald Trump and his allies in their quest to nullify President Joe Biden’s legitimate 2020 election victory.
Late last year, Benson’s office delivered a mountain of documents in response to a subpoena from Smith. These files included correspondence between Michigan election officials, Trump’s former lawyers, and individuals working on Trump’s campaign.
One of the more intriguing pieces in this jigsaw puzzle is an email sent to Smith’s office. This document detailed a voicemail left for a local Michigan elections official by someone claiming to be a lawyer working for Rudy Giuliani, who was Trump’s personal attorney at the time.
Michigan, the state that shifted in the political winds between 2016 and 2020, played a significant role in the last election. While Trump clinched victory in 2016, he lost by a razor-thin margin in 2020. Despite a lack of evidence to back his assertions and numerous court rulings debunking them, Trump continues to assert that the 2020 race was “rigged.”
So, as the plot thickens in this thrilling saga of the 2020 election aftermath, let’s not lose sight of the importance of democratic integrity and the rule of law. Kudos to Benson, Smith, and everyone fighting the good fight for our democracy!