Michigan County Requesting State Audit Of 2020 Election Results


A county in northern Michigan requested the state government to conduct an audit of its 2020 election results.

The GOP-controlled Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 on Tuesday to send a letter requesting a recount and review of whether an “unauthorized computer” manipulated the tallies, according to the Detroit News.

The letter will be sent to Jonathan Brater, the state elections director named to the job in 2019 by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. A representative for Benson told the Washington Examiner that once her office will review the letter when it’s received, and the state will “respond to the commission directly.”

Benson, a Democrat, has repeatedly defended the integrity of the 2020 election in Michigan against claims of widespread fraud perpetuated by former President Donald Trump and his allies. She has also criticized calls for audits that have multiplied in recent weeks, stemming from a controversial review in Maricopa County, Arizona, commissioned by the Republican-led state Senate.

Last month, Benson s… (Read more)

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