Two Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers in Michigan have reversed course again, filing affidavits demanding to rescind their certification votes.
This is the third reversal in as many days.
On Tuesday, the pair had refused to certify the election results, citing concerns about poll books in certain Detroit precincts that “were out of balance.”
President Trump celebrated the news which created a deadlock on the Board with votes tallying 2-2.
“Wow! Michigan just refused to certify the election results! Having courage is a beautiful thing,” he tweeted. “The USA stands proud!”
It didn’t last long though, as both Republicans – within hours of their vote not to certify – flipped, and voted to certify the results.
Now, they are back to their original position: opposing certification.
Wayne County, MI, GOP board of canvas members reversed their certification votes and swore out affidavits that they were threatened.
DOJ is silent.
If they were Dems there’d already be charges, then Barr and Wray would have held an hour long presser on “right wing extremism.”
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 19, 2020
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Republicans in Wayne County, Michigan Say They Were Bullied
The two Republicans who initially stood up, due to concerns about unbalanced poll books, are Monica Palmer and William Hartmann.
After initially backing down, Palmer and Hartmann decided to keep fighting, even in the face of what they felt were threats and harassment.
They, according to Fox News, “claimed in signed affidavits Wednesday that they were bullied into siding with Democrats and have now rescinded their votes to certify.”
Voter Fraud in Detroit is rampant, and has been for many years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2020
The two believe they were bullied and misled into voting to certify in the first place.
“I voted not to certify, and I still believe this vote should not be certified,” Hartmann said in his affidavit.
“Until these questions are addressed, I remain opposed to certification of the Wayne County results.”
Palmer added in her affidavit: “I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections.”
Videos Show Intimidation
Palmer, in her affidavit, accused Democrats of harassing and threatening her and her family.
The Republicans were blasted on a Zoom call by several Democrats, including prominent Michigan businessman Ned Staebler.
“I just want to let you know that the Trump stink, the stain of racism that you have covered yourself in, is going to follow you throughout history,” a clearly enraged Staebler said.
VIDEO: Wayne County Board of Canvasser Dem @NedStaebler admits that only 72% ballots are “recount-able” but says votes need 2B certified because it was worse during the primary.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) November 18, 2020
More threats came rolling in, including this one from an individual named Abraham Aiyash, according to his Zoom call identification.
Aiyash mentions where Palmer’s kids “probably” go to school, tells her to “think about” what her actions mean, wonders aloud how they will interact with “their black classmates,” and then flat-out states “you are a racist.”
If you don’t think the threats were serious or high-ranking, Aiyash and his intimidation tactics were defended by a pretty high-ranking official in Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a member of the far-left “Squad.”
.@AbrahamAiyash doxxed the children of a political opponent then cried about being “bullied.”
And @RashidaTlaib told him it was okay.
To all sane people out there:
WHAT ABRAHAM AIYASH DID IS NOT OKAY.
IT IS NEVER OKAY.
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) November 18, 2020
The fact that Palmer and Hartmann stood up to these bullies is no small matter.
That said, it may be for naught.
Jonathan Kinloch, the vice-chairman of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, told journalist Kayla Ruble that “the deal is already done.”
Perhaps, however, the chaos surrounding the certification will open the door to legal challenges for President Trump’s campaign down the line.
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