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Protestors calling for forensic audit of Michigan's 2020 election results gather at state capitol

Posted at 5:30 AM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 14:25:04-04

LANSING, Mich. — A group calling for a full forensic audit of Michigan's 2020 election results is protesting outside the state capitol.

Although former President Donald Trump is not going to be in attendance, he did send a message of support for the event.

Protestors began to gather outside the state capitol around 12 p.m. on Tuesday.


What's important to remember is there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Michigan.

Earlier this year, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced the state had completed more than 250 election audits.

It confirmed the integrity and accuracy of the 2020 general election.

Benson said more than 1,300 Republican, Democrat and non-partisan clerks as well as the State Bureau of Elections participated in at least one audit.

The process included recounting every ballot counted in some areas and hand-counting votes cast for president from randomly selected ballots across the state.

Still, former President Donald Trump has made claims of fraud.

According to the capitol's website, organizers initially anticipated around 100 people. However, that number may climb.

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