Republican members of the Wayne County Solicitors’ Council tried to block Detroit’s certification of the election, saying voting records in some Detroit neighborhoods were out of balance because absentee ballots did not match the number of votes cast.
When auditors at the Detroit mail-counting office examined the books, they found that local election officials had correctly counted 174,000 valid ballots that matched signatures on envelopes submitted by registered voters, Benson said. , a democrat. Only 17 ballots were rejected, or less than one hundredth of 1% of the ballots.
Benson said attempts to undermine elections “are dangerous, racist, and undertaken for personal and political gain.”
“They are also completely without merit, as these audits prove, and should be treated as such in the future,” Benson said. “No leader or person in power, elected or otherwise, should ever have played games with the integrity of our elections, but those who did must stop now.
Benson praised election workers for their hard work and dedication under difficult circumstances, including voting absentees without excuse and establishing procedures to keep voters and workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
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