In what is a stunning reversal of fortune for the presidential election the Wayne County, Michigan Board of Canvassers have rescinded the certification of the election.
Two members of the board signed affidavits saying that Democrats bullied them into certifying and they have now rescinded their votes, Fox News reported.
Monica Palmer and William C. Hartmann, both Republicans, did not want to certify the election on Tuesday and were holding out because they said they saw discrepancies in the votes.
They said in the affidavits that they were called racists and subjected to threats because they would not certify the votes from the predominantly black communities.
And a cursory search of Twitter shows the attacks they received from Democrats online who branded these two people as racists because they had concerns, Trump 2020 campaign attorney Jenna Ellis said on “Hannity” on Wednesday.
The two canvassers said that they saw around 71% of Detroit’s 134 Absent Voter Counting Boards “were left unbalanced and many unexplained.”
“I voted not to certify, and I still believe this vote should not be certified. Until these questions are addressed, I remain opposed to certification of the Wayne County results,” Hartmann said according to the affidavit obtained by JustTheNews.
“After the vote, my Democratic colleagues chided me and Mr. Hartmann for voting not to certify,” Hartman said.
“After the vote, the public comment period began and dozens of people made personal remarks against me and Mr. Hartmann. The comments made accusations of racism and threatened me and members of my family. The public comment continued for over two hours and I felt pressured to continue the meeting without a break,” she said.
The two were chided during a Zoom meeting by Ned Staebler, chief executive of TechTown. Staebler is a poll challenger at the TCF Center in Detroit.
“The Trump stain, the stain of racism that you, William Hartmann and Monica Palmer, have covered yourself in, is going to follow you throughout history.”
He claimed that the pair would “forever be known in southeastern Michigan as two racists who did something so unprecedented that they disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Black voters in the city of Detroit.”