“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”
Livonia, Michigan — The John James for Senate campaign today submitted a request to the State Board of Canvassers that the board take an additional two weeks to fully audit the election results by Dec. 7, before voting to certify.
“I submit this request because I am interested in the truth and protecting the integrity of our elections,” said James 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.”
The Michigan State Board of Canvassers will meet on Monday, Nov. 23 to weigh whether to certify the results of the election or seek more time to review the results.
“We agree: The people of the state of Michigan deserve election outcomes that they can trust,” James said. “In order to maintain that trust, the state owes both ballot access and ballot integrity. If both are not provided in balanced proportion, then the one side will always feel that they have not only lost but that they have been cheated. This is a danger to Democracy.”
A copy of James’ filing with the Board of Canvassers can be found here.