Republican Canvassers Rescind Votes to Certify Election in Wayne County

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The New York Post reported two members of a four person board in Wayne County, Mich., who were assigned in certifying election results reversed their decision to certify following accusations of political motivations and racism by Democrats on Tuesday.

Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, the two Republican canvassers in Wayne County, said in a statement issued on Wednesday night that “they only voted to certify the results after hours of sustained pressure” and after getting promises that their concerns about the election would be investigated.

Wayne County is strongly Blue, and Joe Biden carried it by a greater than 2-to-1 margin.

“In refusing to approve the results of the election in Wayne County, the two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers have placed partisan politics above their legal duty to certify the election results,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement following the decision.

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