Wayne County, Michigan, home of Detroit, has just refused to confirm the election results:
DETROIT NEWS – The Wayne County Board of Canvassers on Tuesday grounded 2-2 on whether the county’s November 3rd election results should be upheld as at least four state and federal lawsuits to halt the process.
The decision came after it was discovered that a number of postal voting voting books in Detroit were out of whack. This didn’t stop the same board from confirming the results of the county’s August primaries or November 2016 general election.
Vice Chairman Jonathan Kinloch, a Democrat, described the decision by the two Republican members as “ruthless and irresponsible”.
President Monica Palmer, a Republican, defended the decision.
“Based on what I saw and looked through in the poll books on this canvas, I believe we don’t have complete and accurate information in these poll books,” she said.
When Kinloch protested that additional tax dollars will be spent on the ongoing acquisition, Palmer said she was open to certifying much of Wayne County except Detroit.
What happens next?
A county authority that has not solicited within 14 days of the election must submit all records to the Secretary of State and Board of State Canvassers, which will then have 10 days to complete the work, advertise the results, and certify the acquisition -Manual for the board.
Wayne County is required to pay the state acquisition costs as directed by the board of directors.
The county election results will move the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, which is due to meet Wednesday morning to be briefed on the acquisition process, and which is expected to consider the issue of certifying Michigan’s results on Monday.
There is a history of voting that is a problem in Detroit:
The two Republican board members were present during the postal voting process at the TCF Center in Detroit.
Palmer said part of the reason she was watching the process was due to some of the issues identified with the August Elementary School acquisition.
In August, 72% of Detroit’s survey books were found to be out of whack. This prevented them from being used when a recount was requested. The problems prompted the state to provide additional aid ahead of the general election, including veteran state election officer Thomas.
Detroit struggled with the district number mismatch in the November 2016 election. Election officials were unable to reconcile votes for 59% of the city’s counties during a nationwide vote on polling results, with most issues involving too many votes.
According to Jenna Ellis, if the State Board also refuses to approve the results, it will go to the Republican legislature and select voters:
🚨🚨BREAKING: Tonight, the Wayne County, MI County Board of Canvassers refused to approve the election results. If the state board follows suit, the Republican legislature will choose the voters. Huge victory for @realDonaldTrump
– Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 17, 2020
Finally, you should understand the courage of these two Republicans who refused to allow certification. They have become enemy number 1 in this country:
It’s plain and simple folks. The Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers have put policy towards their residents above their duty. The proposal that all of Wayne County be certified EXCEPT Detroit is a terrible racist and a subversion of our democracy.
– Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 17, 2020