Oops: VP Mike Pence Missing From Some Michigan Ballots

Oops: VP Mike Pence Missing From Some Michigan Ballots

President Donald Trump ... and Spike?

LANSING, Mich.: President Donald Trump … and Spike?

Local election clerks in Michigan downloading absentee ballots for residents overseas were given ballots that listed Trump’s Republican running mate as Jeremy Cohen, who is the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday.

Vice President Mike Pence wasn’t on the ballot next to Trump. Cohen, whose nickname is Spike, is running with Jo Jorgensen.

It was a temporary error that was fixed within 90 minutes Tuesday, said Tracy Wimmer, a spokeswoman for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Approximately 400 ballots were downloaded by clerks during this period; we dont know how many were sent,” Wimmer said.

Clerks were told to reissue correct ballots and tell voters to ignore the erroneous ballot if they received one.

If a voter does happen to return the incorrect ballot instead of the correct ballot, it will still count. The clerk will be instructed to duplicate a vote for Trump onto a ballot for Trump/Pence, Wimmer said.

The city clerk in Livonia, Susan Nash, said her office hasn’t downloaded any erroneous ballots, but she has heard about the problem.

I think its embarrassing. … Its just one more thing for clerks to take care of,” Nash told the Detroit Free Press.


APs Advance Voting guide brings you the facts about voting early, by mail or absentee from each state: https://interactives.ap.org/advance-voting-2020/

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  • First Published: September 16, 2020, 7:36 PM IST
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