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Michigan SOS: Michigan’s election was secure and fair, results are accurate

There is no evidence of widespread election misconduct, the SOS said, which was confirmed by the FBI, a former U.S. Attorney General, and others.
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Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 2:58 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan’s election was conducted fairly and securely, and the results accurately reflect the will of Michigan voters, the majority of whom cast ballots for President-elect Joe Biden, Michigan’s Secretary of State reiterated on Tuesday.

“This was the most successful election in our state’s history, in which a record-setting 5.5 million citizens cast ballots, and clerks and election workers processed every vote meticulously, fairly and efficiently, despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

There is no evidence of widespread election misconduct, as has been confirmed by President Trump’s former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, as well as numerous election officials of both political parties, and state and federal judges and justices, the SOS said. Additionally, the SOS said, state and local election officials have conducted more than 100 post-election audits, all of which have demonstrated the integrity of Michigan’s election.

But, some members of Congress are expected to try to go against this on Jan. 6, when Congress meets to certify the Electoral College votes.

“By making false claims that undermine voters’ faith in our election, these elected officials demonstrate their shameless willingness to prioritize personal and partisan politics over the good of our country,” said Benson. “They dishonor every citizen who voted and the thousands of public servant election clerks and volunteer election workers who carried out this successful election.”

The SOS said voters can verify election information at Michigan.gov/SOSFactCheck, on Michigan Department of State social media accounts, and with their local and county election clerks.

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