MICHIGAN—late Wednesday night it was reported that 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.
The statements by Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chairwoman Monica Palmer and fellow GOP member William C. Hartmann rescinding their votes from a day earlier threw into question anew whether Michigan’s presidential vote currently favoring Democrat Joe Biden will be certified. They also signaled a possible legal confrontation ahead.
Note: We have not verified this story, because of its lateness.
The two leaders had been threaten, bullied and under duress when they casted their votes late Wednesday night at the Wayne County Board of Canvassers meeting. Once Michigan male posted a threatening video on twitter threatening Chairwoman’s Palmer and her family.
“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.”
“I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections,” added Palmer in her sworn affidavit.
Both GOP board members said their concerns included discrepancies in nearly three quarters of Detroit’s precinct poll books where ballots are supposed to be matched to qualified voters.
“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,” Palmer explained.
Palmer and Hartmann said Wednesday they learned that state officials had reneged or would not honor the audit, leaving them no recourse but to oppose certification until more investigation could be performed.
#Duress Invalidates the #Michigan’s Wayne County’s vote.The #WayneCounty certification must be rejected because Ms. Palmer voted yes due to threats—against her family— duress voting! https://t.co/8xFaQiOJOz— beenewsdaily (@BeeNewsDaily) November 18, 2020