The Michigan state senate oversight committee issued a report on the 2020 election in Michigan.
The report debunks many common claims of voter fraud and conspiracy theories concerning the 2020 election. It also identifies some problems with the way the election was administered and suggests some improvements to the election system. Some highlights of the report include:
- "This Committee found no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud in Michigan’s prosecution of the 2020 election."
- Most claims of dead people voting were false. "There were two claims of deceased individuals casting votes that were found to be true; one was a clerical error while the other was a timing issue."
- The false claim by the Voter Integrity Project of "289,866 illegal votes" cast was an extrapolation from a small sample of people who confused absentee ballots with absentee ballot applications.
- Vote counting in Detroit was a mess, and many involved were confused (including Republican observers), but there is no indication of mass voter fraud.
- In Antrim County, the initially reported unofficial results were wrong, but the initial tabulator tapes reported correct results. A hand recount verified that this count was correct.
- "If the losing party had been so conﬁdent of any of these cyber attack theories or software-based vote switching, simply asking for several hand recounts or re-tabulations in the various precincts would have demonstrated a genuine hack had happened and that there was necessity for additional recounts and investigations."
- An audit was conducted of selected precincts and races in each county in Michigan.