Republicans ask Michigan election board to delay certification for two weeks, audit Detroit votes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican National Committee and the Michigan Republican Party wrote to Michigan’s state board of canvassers on Saturday asking it to adjourn for 14 days to allow for an audit of ballots in the state’s largest county.

A Michigan official said such an audit was not permitted under Michigan law.

The letter came as Wayne County, which includes the majority-Black city of Detroit, has become a focus of President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election in states that were decisive in his defeat by Democrat Joe Biden.

Two Republicans on the Wayne County canvassing board attempted to rescind their votes to certify the county’s results after Trump himself called them. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, said the certification could not be reversed.

The state board, which includes two Democrats and two Republicans, is due to meet on Monday to certify election results and will have as many as 20 days to do so.

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