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Just Days After Detroit Votes To Certify Election – Republicans Try To Rescind The Votes, Accuse Democrats Of Bullying
By Ben Dutka|November 19, 2020
Just Days After Detroit Votes To Certify Election – Republicans Try To Rescind The Votes, Accuse Democrats Of Bullying

While most Democrats and the media say the presidential election is over, it’s important to note that states still must certify their election results. This is a critical part of the process.

Most of the time, the certification isn’t a problem and the initial results are upheld. But we’re seeing a dramatic saga unfold in one swing state county, and it could benefit President Trump.

Just a few days ago, Wayne County, Michigan voted to certify the election results.

However, now there’s a problem: two Republicans have come forward and are rescinding their certification votes. Apparently, they were pressured into approving the results.

This could have a major impact on the election situation in Michigan, primarily because Wayne County is the state’s most populous county (1.7 million residents).

As of today, the GOP members have officially sworn that in fact, they were “bullied.”

Via Fox News:

The two Republicans on Michigan’s Wayne County Board of Canvassers claimed in signed affidavits Wednesday that they were bullied into siding with Democrats and have now rescinded their votes to certify.

Republicans Monica Palmer and William C. Hartmann now believe the county vote “should not be certified.”

This had an immediate result on Trump’s battle — the President’s legal team withdrew the lawsuit they had in Michigan, because they wanted to stop Wayne County from prematurely certifying.

Now, that move isn’t necessary due to Palmer and Hartmann’s testimony.

Both claimed they were called racists and faced threats for questioning ballots, and that the Democrat opposition essentially held their feet to the fire.

As Palmer stated in her affidavit:

After the vote, the public comment period began and dozens of people made personal remarks against me and Mr. Hartmann.

The comments made accusations of racism and threatened me and members of my family.

The public comment continued for over two hours and I felt pressured to continue the meeting without a break.

Hartmann added in the affidavit that about 71 percent of Detroit’s 34 Absent Voter Counting boards “were left unbalanced and many unexplained.”

Currently, this represents the biggest hurdle for certifying the entire presidential election. And if these claims are accurate, investigations will have to follow.

It also may prompt other election officials to come forward if they have knowledge of the situation, so the road to finalized results could be a long one…

Key Takeaways:

  • Two Republicans are rescinding their votes to certify the presidential election results in Wayne County, Michigan.
  • They claim they were “bullied” into certifying the results. They also cite personal accusations and threats.
  • This has caused the Trump campaign to drop their lawsuit, because now the results in Wayne County can’t be “prematurely” finalized.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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