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Michigan elections board initially refuses to certify


Just The NewsThe elections board in Wayne County, Michigan's largest metropolis and home to the city of Detroit, initially refused Tuesday night to certify the results of its Nov. 3 election before an angry outcry led two Republican members to compromise and approve results showing Joe Biden won.

The initial vote and then sudden reversal injected new drama into the legal fight waged by President Trump's campaign in several battleground states.

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers originally deadlocked 2-2, with both Republican members refusing to certify the results after discrepancies were discovered in absentee ballot poll books in a majority of Detroit's precincts. Similar problems were discovered in the county's summer primary and the November 2016 election but did not impact the board's vote then.

But during a tense public comment meeting that followed, angry residents raised issues of race, suggesting majority black voters in Detroit were being disenfranchised.

It had nothing to do with race and everything to do with poll books that didn't match reported results. I am disappointed that the Republican representatives caved to the baseless accusation of racism.

They did stick to their demand for an audit.

What is the point of having a certification vote if a court can compel how people vote?

This entry was published Fri Nov 20 11:44:54 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-20 11:44:54.0. [Tweet]

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