Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) on Friday warned about what the 2022 midterm elections imply for the way forward for democracy in America.
On MSNBC’s “Deadline: White Home,” host Nicolle Wallace famous how Benson was “simply the form of particular person” that former President Donald Trump needed to exchange to probably overturn the 2024 election if the vote doesn’t go his, or one other Republican’s, means.
Benson, who was elected as Michigan’s prime election official in 2018, faced intimidation from Trump supporters following the 2020 election amid in the end unsuccessful GOP efforts to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory.
“You might be precisely not simply the form of particular person, however in Michigan particularly, what Donald Trump desires to alter for subsequent time, what are your warnings about 2024?” Wallace requested Benson.
“That 2022 will resolve whether or not we’ve a democracy in 2024,” Benson replied.
“Our capability to guard and defend democracy in 2020 depended fully on individuals of integrity on either side of the aisle, defending the desire of the individuals, saying no, when the president referred to as, and stated, ‘discover me votes,’ and certifying elections regardless of threats and violence and challenges to these certification processes,” she stated.
The 2022 midterms “is when voters will resolve who the gamers are going to be in 2024,” she continued. So, it’s “a chance for us to decide on champions of democracy and reject these conspiracy theorists who very clearly wouldn’t certify an election they don’t agree with.”
Benson expressed hope that voters would “make the suitable alternative.”
“It’s our alternative between now and election day to clarify to voters in states like Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, that democracy is on the road,” she concluded. “Their vote this 12 months will decide its future.”
Watch the interview right here: