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Politics Republican National Committee, Michigan GOP ask state board to delay certifying election results

23:40  21 november  2020
23:40  21 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Michigan electoral board , made up of two Democrats and two Republicans , is set to meet on Monday and certify election results . The letter, signed by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Party head Laura Cox, cited allegations of

The board 's certification of election results is what triggers electors to be selected, which is what gets sent to the Electoral College. The Michigan State Board of Canvassers is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans . The members are appointed by the governor "with the advice and

The Republican National Committee and Michigan Republican Party released a letter Saturday urgng the Michigan Board of State Canvassers to delay certification of Michigan's statewide election results for 14 days and audit Wayne County's general election results.

The state board is made up of two Republicans and two Democrats and it is scheduled to meet Monday to certify the results.

President Donald Trump lost Michigan to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden by about 154,000 votes. Trump has made unsubstantiated allegations of election irregularities in Detroit.

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The letter, written by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is from Michigan, and Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox, said it supported a request by John James, a Republican candidate for the U.S.Senate, to investigate the county's results for what it called election "irregularities." Unofficial results show James lost to Democratic incumbent Gary Peters, but James has not yet conceded.

Ronna Romney et al. wearing costumes: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks about the status of the election in Michigan and questions the integrity of the elections due to discrepancies and irregularities that she says needs to be investigated at the Oakland County Republican Party headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. © Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks about the status of the election in Michigan and questions the integrity of the elections due to discrepancies and irregularities that she says needs to be investigated at the Oakland County Republican Party headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

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President Donald Trump has invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the President and his legal team are mounting an effort to overturn the results of the election he lost to President- elect Joe Biden.

The two GOP canvassers who relented and agreed to certify the election results in Wayne County The Michigan Board of State Canvassers is responsible for certifying Michigan 's statewide Republican members of the Board of Canvassers in Wayne County, Mich., asked to rescind their

"To simply gloss over those irregularities now without a thorough audit would only foster feelings of distrust among Michigan’s electorate," the letter reads. "In light of the already unprecedented nature of this election — conducted largely by mail in the midst of an ongoing pandemic — it would be a grievous dereliction of this Board’s duty to the people of Michigan not to ensure that the irregularities identified by the James campaign are thoroughly investigated by a full audit before certifying Wayne County’s results."

The alleged irregularities mentioned in the letter, even if true, would not overturn the results in the state. Election law experts have said the board is required to certify the results. Civil rights leaders have said the delay in certifying the results would disenfranchise mostly minority voters.

The staff of the state board released a report Friday recommending certification of the vote and saying Detroit experienced fewer problems in the Nov. 3 general election than the August primary and the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump has invited Michigan Republican lawmakers to the White House as his legal team dropped its federal lawsuit in the state and the president called Wayne County The invitation comes after Trump called 2 GOP members of the canvassing board in the county that includes Detroit, who later sought

Two Republicans on the Wayne County, Michigan Board of Canvassers on Wednesday night reportedly moved to rescind their vote to certify election Their decision came hours after President Donald Trump claimed that the state cannot certify its election results because of alleged voter fraud.

"As in past elections, some jurisdictions made errors in reporting unofficial results," the report said. "These errors are all attributable to human error in the operation of tools used to report unofficial results, did not affect the actual tabulation of votes, and were identified and corrected."

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The letter from the GOP said Republicans would not trust the election results and referred to other states such as Georgia that have ordered a full, statewide audit by hand.

"(Georgia Secretary of State Brad) Raffensperger noted that though he thought it was very unlikely that recount would overturn the state’s election results, there was no reason to hurry certification along without first ensuring that all reported procedural irregularities were fully examined," the letter states.

Follow Nisa Khan on Twitter @mnisakhan. Freep writers Paul Egan and Niraj Warikoo contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Republican National Committee, Michigan GOP ask state board to delay certifying election results

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