Republican leaders ask Michigan election board to delay certification of results, in latest GOP effort to cast doubt on the vote

Republican leaders ask Michigan election board to delay certification of results, in latest GOP effort to cast doubt on the vote
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“This board faces a stark choice,” the letter reads, citing claims of “numerical anomalies” and “procedural irregularities” that they say would leave “the distrust and sense of procedural disenfranchisement felt by many Michigan voters to fester for years” if ignored by the board.

In a tweet Friday, before the letter’s release, Michigan’s Democratic secretary of state suggested such an audit would not be allowed under state law. Michigan law does not allow for the necessary records to be released until after the state certifies the results.

“Not sure who needs to hear this, but under state law (MCL 168.31a) audits can only be conducted after the State Canvassers certify the election,” Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wrote. “This is [because] election officials…



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