In a last-ditch effort to keep Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers from certifying results from the presidential election, national and state Republicans are demanding that the board stop the certification of the 2020 election results to allow a full audit and investigation, Politico reports.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Chair Laura Cox issued their demand on Saturday, urging in a letter that the board to adjourn for 14 days to allow a full audit and investigation so “numerical anomalies and credible reports of procedural irregularities” can be addressed.
“To simply gloss over these irregularities now without a thorough audit would only foster feelings of distrust among Michigan’s electorate,” the letter reads, echoing talking points from the Trump campaign. Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James also has requested a delay for similar reasons. The letter was first reported by MLive.com, according to Politico.
The latest effort to halt Michigan’s election certification process comes after President Donald Trump seemingly failed to persuade Republican members of Michigan’s legislature to help swing the state in his favor.