Election officials are preparing to certify the results of the US election on Tuesday as they are forced to defend against lawsuits from both sides of the issue.
Key points:An independent commission is set to vote on whether to certify a final election outcome on MondayAn independent audit of the vote has been set to be conducted by an independent third party.
An independent election integrity commission is expected to release its findings by Tuesday.
An audit by an election integrity watchdog group has found “significant problems” with the election’s process.
The National Election Pool (NEP) said in a statement that it has begun preparing to submit a certification to the commission on Monday, after which it would go to the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASES) to request that it be certified.
The announcement came just days after a third independent audit, commissioned by the Sanders campaign, found “systemic problems” in the process.
“This is a time for the American people to speak up and make their voices heard about the integrity of our elections,” Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver said in the statement.
“The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to the people of our country.
We’re calling on them to resign from their positions of power, and to immediately release the results for the November 8 election.”
Sanders has faced a number of legal challenges over the process in the past, most notably after he was left off the Democratic ticket in the 2016 election.
In October, the Sanders camp claimed that the Democratic Party was not required to release a certified election result before the date of the presidential vote.
However, a federal judge ultimately rejected that claim and upheld the election results.
The Clinton camp had also sued the DNC and the Clinton campaign over the decision to exclude Bernie Sanders from the DNC’s platform.