John James calls for Michigan state board to delay election certification, perform audit

Republican Senate candidate, who has refused to concede the Michigan race despite news organizations calling it for his opponent is calling for the Michigan Board of State Canvassers delay the statewide certification of votes to perform an audit.

In a statement to the board, James said “I submit this request because I am interested in the truth and protecting the integrity of our elections.”

He added “sometimes the truth takes time to surface, and it’s rarely easy to get to. Time is the most valuable asset we have at this stage and I ask that we take all the time reasonable and allowed — not to undermine our elections — but to improve them and boost public confidence in the results of the election.”

Vanessa Valdivia, spokeswoman for Hsis opponent Gary Peters fired back “what two-time failed Senate candidate John James is doing is not only frivolous, it’s dangerous and undermines the very foundation of our democracy.”

She added “as he continues this sinister deception, it’s clear James will put Trump before Michigan even past the bitter end.”

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat has said the results must be certified before she can legally perform an audit.