LANSING, Mich., November 20, 2020 – On Tuesday evening, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers passed a resolution calling for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to audit the election results in Wayne County, and the Michigan Republican Party demands that she follow through.
When it became clear that 70% of the Detroit absentee counting boards were out of balance, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers agreed unanimously to request an audit of the Wayne County election results. This comes after the Secretary of State’s office pledged to help fix the issues faced by Wayne County in the August 2020 primary, where 72% of the Detroit absentee counting boards were out of balance. They failed to do so.
“Jocelyn Benson has shirked her responsibility as Secretary of State for far too long, and we are demanding she follow through on an audit of the Wayne County election results.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “We are putting Benson on notice, the Michigan Republican Party will exhaust every legal option to ensure that we uncover the truth of what happened on election night and the days that followed. We will be holding her feet to the fire so that she will do her job and audit this vote.”