RNC Chairwoman McDaniel: 'Michigan needs election reform.'

Posted at 12:07 PM, Nov 06, 2020

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — The RNC held a news conference on election integrity after noon on Friday in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel spoke, joined by Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox.

“Democrats are damaging the country…by not allowing a transparent process,” McDaniel says, denouncing the speed with which the Democratic party claimed victory in some states for presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“We will not give up on this process,” she affirms. “The American people need to have confidence in our elections.”

Regarding state elections, McDaniel says, “Michigan needs election reform.”

She says a "software issue" was encountered in Antrim County that allegedly swung the results of an election, adding that the same software was employed across 47 counties.

McDaniel called on Governor Whitmer and Secretary Benson to “allow canvassers and watchers to have a meaningful presence,” citing alleged attempts to block poll watchers from observing the counting process.

McDaniel also claims a whistleblower at TCF was asked to write dates on ballots that were unmarked.

She says allegations have been submitted to the U.S. Attorney's office.

“The fight is not over.”

"The integrity of our elections process is incredibly important," Rep. Bradley Slagh (R) of the Michigan House later wrote in a statement. "Without transparency and accountability, how can we expect the public to have confidence that our elections are conducted fairly and securely?"

The Michigan Democratic Party said in part:

"The bipartisan canvass being conducted now is correcting any human and mechanical errors, as we have seen play out in Rochester Hills and Antrim County over the last two days demonstrating that the canvass is working as intended. This is the transparency that the Secretary of State demands and is delivering all across the state."

Earlier in the day, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel tweeted:

Watch the RNC's news conference here: