10,600 absentee ballots rejected in Michigan, in 846 the voter was dead

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office revealed Friday that a whopping 10,600 absentee ballots were rejected.

Of these 10,600 rejected absentee ballots:

2,225 ballots were discarded because they were not signed

1,111 were rejected because the voter moved

846 were not accepted because the voter was dead.

According to Jocelyn Benson’s spokeswoman Tracy Wimmer individuals listed as dead or moved include voters who died or moved out of the jurisdiction after submitting their absentee ballots.

Per The Detroit News, Michigan residents voted absentee in record numbers Aug. 4, sending 1.6 million absentee ballots compared with the prior record of 1.27 million absentee voters in the November presidential election.