The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has voted to certify the results of the 2020 race, handing the win to Democrat Joe Biden despite concerns and abstention of one Republican canvasser over ‘unbalanced’ tallies in a key county.
Three of the board’s four members voted to certify the state’s election on Monday – two Democrats and a Republican – enough to solidify presumptive president-elect Biden’s win in Michigan. One Republican abstained, citing what he said were unexplained vote counts in the state’s most populous county, Wayne.
The GOP board member joining the Democrats, Aaron Van Langevelde, said he felt it was his “duty” under state law to certify, despite supporting an audit for Wayne’s vote tally.
“We must not attempt to exercise power we don’t have,” he said.
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