Two Michigan State Senators ask for audit before certification of results

Just The NewsMichigan state Senators Lana Theis and Tom Barrett, in a letter to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, called for an audit of the 2020 general election to be carried out before the election results are certified.

"It is our responsibility, as elected public servants, to assure the people of Michigan of the process’s integrity through complete transparency and the faithful investigation of any allegations of wrongdoing, fraud, or abuse," the two Republican senators wrote in their letter to Benson, who is a Democrat.

The senators noted that there are affidavits that support the allegations listed in their letter.

It's unclear exactly how much fraud an audit would catch. A hand recount would eliminate machine errors on the large scale that has been alleged, while introducing smaller-scale errors. Fraudulent mail-in ballots would be trickier, especially if already removed from envelopes that bear signature verification information. However, given the red flags in Michigan, a complete audit by hand is the minimum standard necessary to certify the results.

This entry was published Tue Nov 17 18:39:59 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-17 18:39:59.0. [Tweet]

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