(NewsReady.com) – The election drama in Michigan has reached an all-time high. On Tuesday, November 18, Wayne County officials certified their election vote after first being deadlocked. The Republican canvassers who agreed to certify have now changed their minds again.
On Wednesday, William Hartmann and Monica Palmer signed affidavits rescinding their votes. They claimed they only voted to certify the results because of “intense bullying and coercion.” The Republicans were threatened and called racists for originally voting against certification in the county.
In a stunning 71% of Wayne County’s precincts, the number of people who signed the poll books didn’t equal the number of votes counted.
Everyone should agree that is a huge problem! pic.twitter.com/vt2VNEsVUo
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 19, 2020
The canvassers also said they were promised there would be a “comprehensive audit” if they voted to certify. It’s unclear whether the Republicans’ decision to rescind their votes will impact the certification.
The bipartisan Board of State Canvassers will take the next step. It’s unclear what, if any, impact Hartmann’s and Palmer’s affidavits will have. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s spokeswoman Tracy Wimmer said “their job is done” and there is “no legal mechanism” to take their votes back.
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