“Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by more than 150,000 votes in Michigan last November. Trump and the Michigan Republican Party still aren’t over it. The outcome – and the former president’s obsessive efforts to dispute it – has left the state party in disarray, raising questions about the GOP’s focus as it looks to unseat Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a top battleground state next year. ‘From a staff and leadership perspective, I don’t know that top-notch professionals would want to go into this quagmire,’ said Jeff Timmer, a former Michigan GOP executive director who opposed Trump. ‘Unless you’re going to talk crazy talk, they don’t want you there.'”
“Much of the trouble can be traced to the 2020 presidential election results, which Trump and his allies have alleged were marked by fraud without providing evidence. An April report from the state Bureau of Elections on 250 post-election audits conducted across the state found ‘no examples of fraud or intentional misconduct by election officials and no evidence that equipment used to tabulate or report election results did not function properly when properly programmed and tested.’ Likewise, a GOP-led state Senate Oversight Committee report released in June found ‘no evidence of widespread or systemic fraud.’ But some party officials and conservative activists continue to press for a ‘forensic audit’ of the election results, encouraged by Trump, who has called on ‘American Republican Patriots’ to run primary challenges against ‘RINO State Senators in Michigan who refuse to properly look into the election irregularities and fraud'” – Politico.