Despite numerous irregularities and concerns of voter fraud, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers moved forward to certify the state’s result in favor of Joe Biden.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Chair Laura Cox urged the board to delay the vote until a thorough audit could be conducted.
Those concerns were ignored thanks to Republican traitor Aaron Van Langevelde joining the two Democrat board members to support the certification.
Michigan results about to be certified.
Aaron Van Langevelde, the GOP swing vote, says that the law is clear and the board of state canvassers must vote to certify the vote.
"I will be supporting the motion," he says
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 23, 2020
The Michigan Board of Canvassers faces a stark choice:
Ignore numerical anomalies & credible reports of procedural irregularities, or adjourn for 14 days to allow for a full audit & investigation.
Voters deserve confidence in the results, and that's why we need an audit!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 22, 2020
Here’s Langevelde confirming his vote to certify the election results:
Here's the moment Republican Aaron Van Langevelde of Michigan’s State Board of Canvassers said he will vote to certify Michigan’s election results.pic.twitter.com/EZemjFxaSD
— The Recount (@therecount) November 23, 2020
GOP member Norman Shinkle voted to abstain from certifying the results due to out-of-balance counting boards in Wayne County.
Of course, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson flaunts the idea of conducting an audit after certifying the results.
Michigan state board of canvassers votes 3-1 to certify scandal-tainted election results. Only now, after the rubber-stamp certification, is the MI secretary of state is talking about doing an audit.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 23, 2020
The fight for Michigan is by no means over as the Trump campaign remains entrenched in the legal fight to expose the widespread voter fraud.
From Fox News:
The Trump campaign pledged to continue its legal fight in Michigan and other states.
“Certification by state officials is simply a procedural step,” Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said in a statement. “We are going to continue combatting election fraud around the country as we fight to count all the legal votes. Americans must be assured that the final results are fair and legitimate.”
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who has publicly clashed with the Trump campaign over its fraud claims, said the vote showed “democracy has prevailed.”
“Today’s vote of the State Board of Canvassers to certify Michigan’s November election confirms the truth: the election was fair and secure, and the results accurately reflect the will of the voters,” Benson said. “A record breaking 5.5 million Michigan citizens cast ballots in this election, more than ever before in our state’s history. Their will is clear and unequivocal.”
The Michigan vote took place after a lengthy meeting in which county clerks urged the state board of canvassers to certify the results.
Michelle Anzaldi, clerk of the Pittsfield Election Commission, talked about how hard officials worked to make sure the election ran smoothly and votes were counted properly.
“To discount that work and say that the process wasn’t fair or transparent was, in my opinion, wrong,” she said.
In his closing statement, Shinkle called on Michigan to modernize its elections procedures. He cited Florida’s efforts to update its processes after the 2000 recount as an example that Michigan should follow.
“It is my greatest hope that after the next election, this board will be able to certify the results in an environment where there are no unanswered questions or suspicions that our election was in any way compromised,” Shinkle said. “All citizens need to be assured that Michigan is conducting clean, accurate and professional elections.”
Shinkle called on Michigan’s state legislature to conduct an “in-depth review of all elections processes and procedures.”