Michigan House Speaker Says GOP Will Launch Vote Counting Inquiry


The Republican-led Michigan State House and Senate will hold hearings on the “voting and counting process” in the state, according to House Speaker Lee Chatfield.

“Every single legal vote needs to be counted, regardless of who cast it or who they voted for. And then the candidate who wins the most of those votes will win Michigan’s electoral votes, just like it always has been. Nothing about that process will change in 2020,” Chatfield said in a statement Friday. “That is why the House and Senate oversight committees will begin hearings soon looking into the voting and counting process in our state to give everyone confidence in the results and to make sure the next election runs much more smoothly.”

Despite minor technical issues in some counties, the Michigan Secretary of State contends the election, given the record-breaking turnout, went went smoothly and results were reported ahead of schedule.

The proposed inquiry comes as President Trump is seeking to stop vote counting in key election states, including Michigan. A lawsuit to stop the count… (Read more)


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