Michigan’s Secretary of State is refusing to attend and testify in front of a Michigan Senate hearing regarding the state’s election audit process.
The Detroit Free Press reports:
A Republican senator is renewing requests for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to testify before the Senate Oversight Committee, noting the Detroit Democrat has accepted other invitations at the national level.
Sen. Ed McBroom, the Vulcan Republican who chairs the Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Benson Monday after her staff informed him that she would not testify on the state’s election audit process at an April 20 hearing.
Instead, Michigan’s director of elections, Jonathan Brater, would testify because he “directly manages” the services the committee will be discussing.
“I believe it is imperative that the state’s chief election officer, ultimately elected to and charged with making the final decisions, be present as well,” McBroom said.
The Senate committee chairman noted he had offered to hold a pre-committee meeting with Benson