About 100K ballots left to be counted in Michigan

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says about 100,000 ballots still need to be counted in the state's tight presidential contest. (Nov. 4)

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JOCELYN BENSON: 5 million citizens voted. 2/3 of that, 3.2 million citizens at least, voted absentee. We have many secure protocols in place to confirm the validity of every ballot. And in fact, that's why the process takes so much time. And when we have that first unofficial tabulation, which we hope will come sometime within the next 24 hours, we will then begin the process of finalizing and, with additional secure protocols, moving towards an official tabulation, which could take even more time.

Ballots are still being counted in our largest jurisdictions, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Kalamazoo, and numerous other Michigan cities and townships. I'm optimistic that by the end of the day, the majority of our ballots will be tabulated and we'll be much closer to having a full, if not a full and complete, unofficial result to announce at that point.