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Republicans ask Michigan election board to delay certification for two weeks, audit Detroit votes

By: Reuters | Washington |

November 22, 2020 12:40:57 am


Folks participate in a protest towards the 2020 U.S. presidential election leads to Lansing, Michigan, U.S. (Supply: REUTERS)

The Republican Nationwide Committee and the Michigan Republican Social gathering wrote to Michigan’s state board of canvassers on Saturday asking it to adjourn for 14 days to permit for an audit of ballots within the state’s largest county.

The letter got here as Wayne County, which incorporates the majority-Black metropolis of Detroit, has develop into a spotlight of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the outcomes of the Nov three election in states that have been decisive in his defeat by Democrat Joe Biden.

Two Republicans on the county’s canvassing board tried to rescind their votes to certify the county’s outcomes after Trump himself known as them. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, mentioned the certification couldn’t be reversed.

The state board, which incorporates two Democrats and two Republicans, is because of meet on Monday to certify election outcomes and can have as many as 20 days to take action.

The letter urged a “full, clear audit” in Wayne county, citing “numerical anomalies and credible reviews of procedural irregularities” made by a dropping Republican candidate for senate.

The Secretary of State’s workplace on Friday really helpful that the state board certify the outcomes, which confirmed Biden profitable in Michigan by 154,187 votes. It mentioned there have been small tabulation and reporting errors however they have been “typical human error just like that which has occurred in previous elections” and didn’t have an effect on the outcomes.

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