Rep. Slotkin: Canvassers decision ‘a win for Michigan, and a win for democracy’

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November 23, 2020

HOLLY, Mich. – Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) issued the following statement on today’s Michigan Board of State Canvassers vote to certify the results of Michigan’s 2020 general election:

“Today’s decision is a win for Michigan, and a win for democracy. Michigan will award our 16 electoral votes to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And despite attempts to undermine and influence the process by federal and state leaders, the Board of State Canvassers did its job and has now certified the result. A note of recognition to Aaron Van Langevelde, one of two Republican board members who withstood incredible pressure and did his job. My Republican colleagues should take lessons from this 30-year-old board member, who put his country ahead of any one man.

“As the President’s federal and state lawsuits seem to be petering out, I can’t ignore the damage his allegations are having on public confidence in our elections. I am receiving lots of calls to my office from people who genuinely believe our democracy has been rigged. This will have a lasting impact on our democracy long term, and on governing in the short term.”

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