John James asks State Board of Canvassers to delay certifying election results

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 22:35:38-05

LIVONIA, Mich. — John James, the Republican Senate candidate in this year’s general election, has requested the State Board of Canvassers to take an additional two weeks to fully audit the election results before voting to certify.

He said he’s submitting the request because he’s “interested in the truth and protecting the integrity of our elections.”

“Sometimes the truth takes time to surface, and it’s rarely easy to get to,” James said. “Time is the most valuable asset we have at this stage and I ask that we take all the time reasonable and allowed – not to undermine our elections – but to improve them and boost public confidence in the results of the election.”

The Michigan State Board of Canvassers is scheduled to meet Monday to decide whether to certify the results of the election or seek more time to review the results.

Read James' filing to the board here.