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Republican clerk pushes back on GOP chair's 'categorically false' claim

Republican clerk pushes back on GOP chair's 'categorically false' claim
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The City Clerk of Rochester Hills, Mich., Tina Barton, shot back at GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielRNC's McDaniel launches podcast highlighting Republicans outside of Washington The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Deal or no deal? Biden, Capito continue infrastructure talks RNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn't make changes MORE on Friday, refuting claims that 2,000 ballots previously marked for Republicans were given to Democrats.

"The accusation that 2,000 ballots were found is categorically false. As a Republican, I am disturbed that this is intentionally being mischaracterized to undermine the election process," Barton said in a video posted to Twitter. "This was an isolated mistake that was quickly rectified once realized."

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Barton continued by voicing her confidence in the current ballot count in her state.

"Every voter should have complete confidence in our voting system. Every vote that was cast was counted accurately and there is a paper ballot back up. I stand by our reported results."

Barton's comments followed reports that McDaniel said 2,000 ballots in Rochester Hills were given to Democrats.

"Just last night in Oakland County, we found 2,000 ballots that had been given to Democrats, that were Republican ballots, due to a clerical error. And this took place in Rochester Hills," McDaniel is quoted saying, according to Bridge Michigan reporter Johnathan Oosting.

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The Hill has reached out to the RNC for comment.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenExpanding child tax credit could lift 4 million children out of poverty: analysis Maria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back MORE was the projected winner in the battleground of Michigan on Wednesday, securing 16 electoral votes.