James Asks State Board To Delay Election Certification, Do Audit


Republican U. S. Senate candidate John James continues to deny the results of the Nov. 3 election and has requested the Michigan Board of State Canvassers delay the statewide certification of votes to do an audit.

James asked the state board not to certify the statewide election results and take two more weeks or until Dec. 7 to audit the results. Democratic U. S. Sen. Gary Peters defeated James 50%-48% or by more than 92,000 votes under the unofficial certified votes from Michigan’s 83 counties.

“I submit this request because I am interested in the truth and protecting the integrity of our elections,” James said in a statement to the board. “Sometimes the truth takes time to surface, and it’s rarely easy to get to. Time is the most valuable asset we have at this stage and I ask that we take all the time reasonable and allowed — not to undermine our elections — but to improve them and boost public confidence in the results of the election.”

“What two-time failed Senate candidate John James is doing is not only frivolous, it’s dangerous and undermines the very foundation of our democracy,” Peters campaign spokeswoman Vanessa Valdivia said Friday. “As he continues this sinister deception, it’s clear James will put Trump before Michigan even past the bitter end.”

Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has said the statewide election results must be certified before she can legally do an audit.

More than a week ago, the James campaign and the Republican National Committee teamed up to form a legal fund as the Army veteran opposed the victory of Democratic U. S. Sen. Gary Peters in Michigan.

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