LANSING, Mich., November 13, 2020 – Continued evidence of election irregularities throughout the state have prompted Republicans in the state legislature to demand Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson launch a full audit of the election results.
In a joint letter sent to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Senator Lana Theis and Senator Tom Barrett demanded that Benson audit the election results stating, “These claims deserve our full attention and diligent investigation to ensure fairness and transparency in our election process.”. In order to ensure that every legal vote is counted, both Senator Theis and Senator Barrett are adamant that the audit occurs before the certification of the election results. This comes after Senator Ruth Johnson also called for an audit of the election results.
“Jocelyn Benson has spent this entire election cycle ignoring the warning signs, and unfortunately her negligence created an election riddled with irregularities.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I applaud Senator Theis, Senator Barrett, and Senator Johnson for their leadership in standing up for the voters of Michigan. I join their call for Benson to audit the election results before certification so that we can begin to restore trust in our election process in this state.”