There and Back and Back Again

Just the NewsIn an extraordinary turnabout that foreshadows possible legal action, the two GOP members of Wayne County’s election board signed affidavits Wednesday night alleging they were bullied and misled into approving election results in Michigan’s largest metropolis and do not believe the votes should be certified until serious irregularities in Detroit votes are resolved.

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

Added Palmer in her affidavit: “I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections.”

So a little bit of backstory.

The election board here has four people on it, two Democrats and two Republicans. Initially, the two Republicans voted to deny certification of the county's votes based on discrepancies between votes cast and votes recorded. That set of a huge controversy, including doxxing and accusations of racism. The cameras were turned off, and shortly after that, the vote was certified -- with a demand that an audit be conducted.

And then apparently that audit demand was ignored. The representatives were furious and sought to withdraw their vote to certify.

Can they do that? Who knows?

Clearly they should not have caved in the first place, but for relatively ordinary people under dramatic pressure, I can't put too much blame on them.

But we are going to need to find people with the backbone to fight if we are going to win this one.

This entry was published Sat Nov 21 03:57:09 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-21 03:57:09.0. [Tweet]

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