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Michigan finishes most comprehensive election audit in its history

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After four months of unfounded accusations of fraud by Republicans – Michigan has finished the most comprehensive election audit in the state’s history.  In short – there was no widespread voter fraud.

Many of the allegations of impropriety were centered on the Democratic stronghold of Detroit. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says ballot counting irregularities were the product of deadlines, not misconduct.

“They found that the reason many of the counting boards were left out of balance without explanation at the end of the county canvass was simply because canvassers ran out of time. In fact, the net number of ballots out of balance was just 17.”

Benson is calling on the state legislature to give poll workers more time to count absentee ballots before Election Day.