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Cheboygan, Michigan is now calling for an audit, according to The Western Journal.
Attorney General Merrick Garland blasted “abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy.”
John Wallace said, “As commissioners, we have heard from many of our constituents expressing concerns/questions related to the November 3, 2020 election. We believe we have a responsibility to address these concerns/questions.”
“We are mindful of the legal requirement … to obtain your approval, as the representative of the Secretary of State, to conduct an election audit,” Wallace’s letter stated.
“Therefore, please accept this letter as the formal request of the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners to conduct an audit of the November 3, 2020 election held within Cheboygan County, under the terms and conditions specified in this letter.”
“The requested probe also seeks whether ‘the county’s Dominion vote tabulator and/or Election System and Software machine was actually in communication with any unauthorized computer and whether there is any evidence that any unauthorized computer actually manipulated the actual presidential election vote tally within Cheboygan County.’”
“It’s a very careful recount, forensic audit, so yeah, I don’t see the danger in it,” Pennsylvania state Sen. David Argall said.
“I just think that it would not be a bad idea at all to proceed with an audit similar to what they’re doing in Arizona.”
From The Western Journal:
The audit would seek to determine “[w]hether the actual vote tally for the presidential election within Cheboygan County was accurately reported by the county’s Dominion vote tabulator and Election System and Software machine. We believe the best evidence of this accuracy is to conduct a hand recount of the Cheboygan County presidential election ballots and to compare the results of that hand recount to the electronic vote results that were reported.”
The decision on the recount ultimately rests with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat. According to The Associated Press, Benson’s spokeswoman said she’d review and respond to the letter, although Benson has previously asserted that more than 250 audits showed the results were “fair, secure and accurate, and that the results reflect the will of Michigan voters.” In other words, holdeth not your breath.
It’s interesting, however, to see the anaphylactic reaction anyone has to these audits.
Cheboygan County went heavily for Donald Trump, with 64 percent voting for the incumbent. Furthermore, Joe Biden carried Michigan by 2.8 percentage points. The results of a Cheboygan County recount wouldn’t change anything. It would either buttress faith in a system Benson claimed is “fair, secure and accurate” or it would reveal flaws in that system.
Both of those are results anyone should welcome — and it’s not just Cheboygan County that’s looking into making sure people have confidence in the system.
The Hill reported on Monday that Pennsylvania state Sen. David Argall, a Republican who heads the committee in charge of overseeing elections, said he supports a Maricopa-style audit.