A local GOP official responsible for overseeing elections in a Michigan county that began Friday night Ronna McDaniel, called on the Republican National Committee president’s assertion that there were thousands of leaves. Michigan City votes were incorrectly counted for Democrats as “clearly wrong”.
Tina Barton, the city secretary of Rochester Hills, Michigan, added that she was “disturbed” by unfounded allegations of election fraud from Republicans that appeared to undermine the legitimacy of the Republicans. presidential election.
McDaniel, who earlier in the day held a press conference with Michigan GOP President Laura Cox, stated that on Wednesday night they “found 2,000 votes that had been given to Democrats but those of Republicans have been blamed for clerical errors, and this happened during Rochester Hills. “
Barton, a member of the bipartisan national electoral board known as the Election Assistance Committee̵7;s Advisory Committee, is not overly excited about this claim.
Barton said in a video posted on Twitter: “There are no missing votes. The accusation that 2,000 votes have been found is completely false”. “As a Republican, I wonder that this is being deliberately misinterpreted to undermine the electoral process.”
Barton said a bug she considered a “singular mistake” was quickly fixed.
“Every voter must have full confidence in our voting system,” she explained. “Every ballot dropped is counted correctly and there is a paper copy of the ballot.”
Barton added: “I’m on our side of our reported results.
The RNC did not respond Newsweekrequest for comment.
McDaniel’s statement is reminiscent of Republican tactics and Trump’s campaign to bring allegations of election irregularities or frauds without providing evidence. Unfounded assertions from President Donald Trump and those around him have prompted Republican lawmakers to protest against such claims, in favor of tallying the remaining votes and for war. provides evidence in court to support their claims of fraud.
Trump has called for a halt to counting votes in some states and has falsely claimed he won the election.
As of Friday night, there were no official winners, but all the signs were that Joe Biden was emerging victorious, as the Democrats saw his lead growing bigger at the number of battlefield states that could put him past 270 electoral votes. Michigan has been called for Biden, retaking State Mitten after Trump captured it in 2016. With more than 98% of the vote, Biden leads with 2.6%, or nearly 148,000 votes.
Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in key states like Michigan to suspend the vote count – while at the same time urging that finishing counting in Arizona will bring the president’s victory – and demanding more access. more than to observe the polls, although officials on both sides have been granted access.
A Michigan judge on Thursday filed a Trump election lawsuit to suspend the vote count, noting that it makes no sense as the tally is essentially complete.