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John James Issues Statement on Wayne County Board of Canvassers’ Vote

Livonia, Mich. — John James issued the following statement following this evening’s vote by the Wayne County Board of Canvassers:

“The vote today affirms the concerns of many Michiganders that there were significant irregularities and abnormalities in Michigan on Election Day. As a combat veteran, I put my life on the line to help secure free and fair elections for the People of Iraq. I am duty-bound to exhaust every reasonable remedy to help secure free and fair elections for the People of Michigan.

“I applaud the Wayne County Board of Canvassers for their bravery in the face of unbelievable pressure to ignore inconvenient truths that threaten our democracy. This unprecedented vote shows the serious issues that underlie the processes that happened on election day. We will continue to investigate all issues pertaining to the election and work to ensure that the bedrock of our democracy– free and fair elections– are protected. We must restore public trust in elections by undertaking a careful and thorough review of the process. We take the integrity of our elections at home as seriously as we take interference with our election from abroad.

“Today’s Canvassers’ vote shows that more needs to be done to be sure that the will of the voters is not rounded or approximated but tabulated honestly and accurately. Once this is established, I will, of course, accept the will of the voters.”