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After Threats and Bullying, Election Board Republicans Reverse Certifying Election In Michigan!

After Threats and Bullying, Election Board Republicans Reverse Certifying Election In Michigan!

Wayne County election was called after two Republicans at first refused to certify the election. After having their home address’s given out, phone numbers posted, and tens of thousands of threats from around the U.S., they suddenly had a change of heart and certified the election.

After a night of thinking on this, both members came out and said they will not give in to threats, pulled back their certification, the left is going crazy.

On Tuesday, Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chairwoman Monica Palmer and fellow Republican member William Hartmann refused to certify the vote, citing irregularities. That left the four-member board deadlocked at 2-2.

After the two Republicans were subject to criticism and abuse that they detail in sworn affidavits, they agreed to let the certification go forward in exchange for a complete audit of the election by the state.

When Wednesday arrived, however, the state said it would not honor the deal.

“Essentially you saw two individuals on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, who have a ministerial responsibility to certify the county canvass of election results, refusing to do so on baseless claims, and that were ultimately clerical errors that occurred in nearly every election in nearly every jurisdiction,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said, according to ClickonDetroit. Benson is a Democrat who was endorsed by Biden during her 2018 campaign.

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Palmer and Hartmann said Wednesday they were therefore rescinding their approval and could take the issue to court.

“I voted not to certify, and I still believe this vote should not be certified,” Hartmann said in an affidavit. “Until these questions are addressed, I remain opposed to certification of the Wayne County results.”

Palmer made a similar declaration in her affidavit.

“I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections,” she wrote.

At the heart of their concerns is a question that arose because of discrepancies in precinct poll books where the numbers never added up.

Hartmann said in his affidavit that 71 percent of Detroit’s 134 absent voter counting boards “were left unbalanced and many unexplained.”

In her affidavit, Palmer said, “The Wayne County election had serious process flaws which deserve investigation. I continue to ask for information to assure Wayne County voters that these elections were conducted fairly and accurately.

“Despite repeated requests I have not received the requisite information and believe an additional 10 days of canvas by the State Board of canvassers will help provide the information necessary.”

She also noted the pressure to which the dissenters were subjected.

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“After the vote, my Democratic colleagues chided me and Mr. Hartmann for voting not to certify,” Palmer said 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.”

In what is not surprising, the left was not going to take this standing down, they did what they always do, went on the offensive. This showed during the meeting when poll challenger Ned Staebler and others started to hurl insults and accusations at Palmer and Hartmann, according to The New York Times.

“The Trump stain, the stain of racism that you, William Hartmann and Monica Palmer, have covered yourself in, is going to follow you throughout history,” Staebler said.

He said Hartmann and Palmer would “forever be known in southeastern Michigan as two racists who did something so unprecedented that they disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of black voters in the city of Detroit.”

Attacks on the two were also seen on social media.

Things then went from bad to worse, soon the call was that they were refusing to certify the election due to racism, they were trying to wipe out the black vote.

(you can watch the whole video below to see the racist attacks as soon as the two Republican members said there was no way they could certify the results.

Others were even worse, said they should go after them and their families, to destroy their lives:

The deadline for Michigan to certify the results of the Nov. 3 election is Nov. 23.

We are with you two, don’t give in to threats and blackmail, do the job you signed up for.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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