Michigan legislature presses ahead with investigation into election irregularities

"There’s still a high level of interest across the state," GOP rep says.

Published: December 12, 2020 4:51pm

Updated: December 14, 2020 8:26am

Despite a string of legal setbacks suffered by various challengers to the 2020 election results, the Michigan legislature is pressing ahead with its investigations into allegations of voting irregularities in the battleground state.

Michigan has certified Joe Biden the winner; the state's official results indicate the Democrat won its electoral votes by a little over 154,000 ballots. 

Yet the state has been inundated with rumors and controversies in the wake of the election, including counties in which alleged procedural errors led to Biden receiving thousands of Trump votes as well as sworn testimony alleging sustained ballot fraud at Detroit's TCF Center. 

Now, one Republican state representative is vowing that the legislature will continue to investigate such claims even as multiple election-related lawsuits, including those filed by the Trump campaign, have continuously been struck down by the courts. 

Rep. Daire Rendon, who represents Michigan's District 103 in the state house, told Just the News that "there are a lot of voters who are very, very upset with the way our election process went."

In the days and weeks since the election, Rendon said, voters have "found out about irregularities. They heard testimony. Processes weren’t followed."

"Just yesterday I got 1300 emails," she said, "and they were all complaints about: 'What are you doing about the elections?'" 

Even more than a month after the election, she said, "there’s still a high level of interest across the state to explore these irregularities." 

Rendon pointed to the hearings the state legislature has been holding on the 2020 election. This week House Oversight Committee Chair Matt Hall informed Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos that the legislature would consider issuing a subpoena for his appearance if he refused to appear in the state house as part of hearings into the election.

Rendon was among the Michigan GOP representatives who signed on to the Texas lawsuit challenging the election results in four key battleground states. That lawsuit was turned down by the Supreme Court on Friday. 

Still, Rendon said, the investigations will continue. She pointed out that her constituents "followed the state rules to vote" and are demanding proof that the rest of the state did so, as well. 

"My people are calling foul," she said. 

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