Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson considers herself a “purposeful warrior” and she’s “really excited” to rehash the 2020 election with a new book set for release months after the 2024 election.

“It’s called ‘The Purposeful Warrior: Standing Up For Yourself and Your Country,” Benson posted to X this week. “It’s both a firsthand account of what it was like to have a front row seat to a nationally coordinated effort to undo the fair and legitimate results of a Presidential election, and an inspiring roadmap for how we, in these divisive, uncertain times, can channel our fears and frustrations into fighting as warriors on behalf of ourselves and our community.”

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Benson, who is plotting to replace Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, started writing the tome three years ago to share what she “saw, experienced, and lived through as one of the ‘Women from Michigan’ in 2020.” She convinced The Open Field, an imprint of Penguin Random House launched by former first lady of California Maria Shriver, to publish her musings “in early 2025,” Benson posted.

“I’m really excited for you to read it, and I’m grateful for Maria’s partnership in telling this story,” Benson wrote. “Stay tuned for more updates in the months ahead!”

Benson, a self-proclaimed champion of transparency, did not disclose how much she’ll reap from the book deal, or whether she plans to pocket the windfall. The Wednesday announcement comes about six weeks after Whitmer announced her own book deal for “True Gretch,” which aims to offer insights into what she’s “learned about life, leadership and everything in between” when it’s released on July 9.

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An industry insider told Page Six Whitmer’s deal with Simon & Schuster runs seven figures, though the governor has vowed to donate the proceeds to the Capital Region Community Foundation “throughout the entirety of her term as governor of Michigan,” according to a news release.

As Benson reflects on 2020, she’s been actively involved in shaping the outcome of 2024.

With widespread reports that young voters are uninspired by President Joe Biden, Benson this week headed to Battle Creek on to get them engaged with a mock election hosted by the NAACP and League of Women Voters.

She’s also teaming with the Biden administration’s Small Business Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs to register voters in Michigan in an effort members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business describe as “an attempt to improperly involve the federal government in America’s electoral processes.”

The Republican National Committee Chair Michael Whatley contends Benson is “yet again working to undermine election integrity by secretly instructing officials to disregard and circumvent” absentee voting safeguards, prompting a lawsuit from the RNC.

That litigation centers on instructions to election officials about the “presumed validity” of signatures that echo instructions she offered three years ago that a judge found unlawful. The courts have repeatedly ruled that Benson has exceeded her authority by not following the proper public review process when creating election rules.

Other litigation against the Secretary of State focuses on Benson’s refusal to rid the state’s voter rolls of the potential for fraud ahead of the 2024 election. Supporters of former President Donald Trump since early 2020 have raised concerns about hundreds of thousands of Michigan voter registrations for folks who are dead, in prison, or otherwise don’t qualify to vote that remain in the system.

Michigan currently has 8.1 million registered voters for a voting age population of 7.9 million, or 102.8% of the number of legal voters, but Benson’s Bureau of Elections has vowed to ensure ineligible voter registrations remain in the system as long as legally permissible under federal regulations.

At the same time, Benson’s office is backing bills moving through the Michigan Legislature that Senate Legislative Analyist Abby Schneider said “would hinder the ability of candidates aggrieved by fraud to request recounts, reducing the trust in the election process.”

The bills eliminate the current ability of bipartisan elections boards to investigate fraud during recounts, which Schneider said “would prevent bad actors from being held accountable and erode confidence in the State’s election process.”

With all of the moving pieces in play, Benson is leveraging her office to relentlessly campaign in the media to cast her critics as misinformed cranks, and present the Secretary of State as the temple of truth.

“It’s important for all of us as citizens to understand where some of the attacks or criticism is coming from and do our own work to verify information,” Benson told WOOD this week. “At Michigan.gov/vote, we have an entire webpage set up just to explain everything we do. For example, make sure ineligible citizens are removed from the rolls when they become ineligible or pass away. That’s one of the things we’re doing because transparency is our friend. We want to get that information out there.”