President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted “massive fraud” would be uncovered in balloting in battleground Michigan, firing off a pair of tweets suggesting the race there is not over.
The posts aimed to refute contentions of Michigan Republican officials, state House Speaker Lee Chatfield and state Senate President Mike Shirkey that Biden’s victory would stand.
“Massive voter fraud will be shown!” the president pushed back.
In another tweet, Trump said the lawmakers’ Friday statement was “true, but much different than reported by the media. We will show massive and unprecedented fraud!”
Biden currently leads Trump by more than 150,000 votes in Michigan, The Hill reported.
Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and Michigan Republican Party chair Laura Cox bolstered Trump’s fraud claims, writing a letter to urge the Michigan Board of State Canvassers to conduct an audit before certifying the election.
“This board faces a stark choice: it can either ignore numerical anomalies and credible reports of procedural irregularities, leaving the distrust and sense of procedural disenfranchisement felt by many Michigan voters to fester for years; or it can adjourn for 14 days to allow for a full audit and investigation into those anomalies and irregularities before certifying the results of the 2020 General Election, allowing all Michiganders to have confidence in the results,” they wrote.
Republicans have made Michigan the center of claims of voter fraud after two Wayne County officials refused to certify votes.
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