Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said “hundreds of thousands” of absentee ballots remain to be tabulated in the state.
“We’re on track to have a much more complete picture, if not the vast majority of jurisdictions, reporting out by the end of today,” she told CNN’s Don Lemon.
Absentee ballots are still being counted in cities like Detroit, Flint and Grand Rapids, she added.
“The bottom line is, votes are still being counted. Two-thirds of our voters voted absentee. And for that many ballots to still be outstanding, you know, I really call on every candidate on the ballot right now, as the vast majority have, to respect the process, respect the security of our process, and ensure and join with us in ensuring that every vote will count and that that will determine the outcome of any election in Michigan,” Benson said.