Theis joins plea that Congress, feds investigate allegations of fraud, irregularities in Biden win

State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, joined 10 other Michigan state senators in a letter dated Jan. 4, 2021, to ask members of the U.S. Congress to “pursue every available option and procedure to examine the credible allegations of election related concerns surrounding fraud and irregularities.”

The letter says that “credible allegations” about the election have caused an “extraordinary level of public outrage,” and that a “considerable portion of the American public” doubts the legitimacy of the electoral process in Michigan and several other states.

The letter also said that the request by 40 Michigan state representatives and state senators for an independent audit of Michigan’s November election before the State Board of Canvassers certified the results “was not respected.”

President-elect Joe Biden won Michigan’s 16 electoral votes by capturing 2,804,040 — 50.6% — of the ballots cast. President Donald Trump got 2,649,852 votes — 47.8% — of the ballots cast, a difference of 154,188 votes.

Trump won Michigan in 2016 by a narrow margin of 0.23%, capturing 2,279,543 — 47.5% — of the votes over Hillary Clinton’s 2,268,839 — 47.27%— of the ballots cast, a difference of 10,704 votes.

Editor’s note: The original letter posted on social media on which our original story was based was a draft version, according to Theis’ office. Our story has been updated to reflect that, and the letter below is the final version of what was sent.

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  1. Senator Theis, I am a constituent of yours and strongly object to your signing a letter that recommends another delaying tactic to Joe Biden’s being properly inaugurated as our next president on January 20th. The voters have spoken in an election overseen by our neighbors and confirmed by our state elections officials and numerous judicial decisions to deny all challenges. I find your actions abhorrent and a threat to our democracy. I will vigorously support your removal through your by being voted OUT in the next election. Dr. Leo E. Hanifin

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