Nov. 21 (UPI) — The heads of the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee issued a joint assertion Saturday asking the state’s canvassing board to delay certification of the 2020 presidential election.
In the letter, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Chair Laura Cox recommended the board adjourn for 14 days for a “full audit and investigation” earlier than certifying the state’s election outcomes.
Prior to the letter’s launch, Michigan’s Democratic secretary of state tweeted that an audit couldn’t be performed till after the election is licensed.
Not positive who wants to listen to this however beneath state regulation (MCL 168.31a) audits can solely be performed after the State Canvassers certify the election. This is b/c election officers shouldn’t have authorized entry to the paperwork wanted to finish audits till the certification. More right here: https://t.co/mjyUB1UMba— Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) November 20, 2020
On Friday, following a two-hour assembly with President Donald Trump, State Senate Republican chief Mike Shirkey and state House Speaker Lee Chatfield mentioned they didn’t discover proof that might change the result of the election — and that that they had used the assembly to ask the President for funding to struggle the COVID-19 pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden received Michigan by about 150,000 votes.
The state, considered one of a handful the place President Donald Trump has filed authorized challenges, is scheduled to certify election outcomes Monday.
Also on Saturday, a U.S. District Court choose dismissed a Trump marketing campaign lawsuit that tried to invalidate tens of millions of Pennsylvania mail-in votes.
The Pennsylvania go well with was basically the final main case in search of to throw out or block sufficient votes that might transfer a swing state within the incumbent’s favor.
The Saturday resolution is the thirtieth loss or withdrawal of a case from the marketing campaign and its allies since Election Day.