Nov. 21 (UPI) — The heads of the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee issued a joint assertion Saturday asking the suppose’s canvassing board to lengthen certification of the 2020 presidential election.
Within the letter, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Chair Laura Cox instructed the board adjourn for 14 days for a “plump audit and investigation” sooner than certifying the suppose’s election results.
Earlier than the letter’s unlock, Michigan’s Democratic secretary of suppose tweeted that an audit could well also not be conducted till after the election is licensed.
Now not obvious who wants to listen to this nonetheless beneath suppose law (MCL 168.31a) audits can finest be conducted after the Converse Canvassers certify the election. Right here’s b/c election officers enact not like shining access to the paperwork wished to total audits till the certification. More here: https://t.co/mjyUB1UMba— Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) November 20, 2020
On Friday, following a two-hour meeting with President Donald Trump, Converse Senate Republican leader Mike Shirkey and suppose Residence Speaker Lee Chatfield stated they failed to secure proof that can well maybe switch the of the election — and that they had historical the meeting to expect the President for funding to wrestle the COVID-19 pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden won Michigan by about 150,000 votes.
The suppose, one of a handful the assign President Donald Trump has filed shining challenges, is scheduled to certify election results Monday.
Also on Saturday, a U.S. District Court snatch dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit that tried to invalidate hundreds and hundreds of Pennsylvania mail-in votes.
The Pennsylvania swimsuit became once in actuality the final vital case in quest of to throw out or block sufficient votes that can well also dawdle a swing suppose within the incumbent’s pick on.
The Saturday decision is the 30th loss or withdrawal of a case from the campaign and its allies since Election Day.