The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes following claims of election fraud.

“The clerks in Michigan have done an incredible job this, and every election cycle, despite little to no support from the Republican controlled legislature.  We join local clerks in calling for reforms to the election system that will decrease legislative barriers and provide clerks additional resources to allow them to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

Michigan clerks conducted this election during a national pandemic, with historic turnout and under the new voting laws allowing no reason absentee voting and same day voter registration.  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.  We support the clerks, the election workers, and our Secretary of State as the process for certifying this election continues in a fair and transparent way.”

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