Michigan GOP and RNC ask state to delay certification as Monday deadline looms

Michigan GOP and RNC ask state to delay certification as Monday deadline looms


The Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee on Saturday demanded that Michigan delay certifying the victory of presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden, saying the state should conduct an audit of votes in the Detroit area.

The Republicans asked the state board of canvassers to put off for 14 days the certification that is scheduled for Monday.

“It would be a grievous dereliction of this board’s duty to the people of Michigan not to ensure that the irregularities … are thoroughly investigated by a full audit before certifying Wayne County’s results,” wrote state chairwoman Laura Cox and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

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They cited “numerical anomalies” and “procedural irregularities” that would leave “the distrust and sense of procedural disenfranchisement felt by many Michigan voters to fester for years” if unresolved by the board.

One of the Republican board members, Norm Shinkle, has said he is considering a delay. The board has four members, two Republicans and two

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