Wayne County GOP 회원, 선거 인증을 위해 투표 취소, Dems '괴롭힘’ 그들

Wayne County GOP 회원, 선거 인증을 위해 투표 취소, claim Dems 'bullied' them

The two Republicans on 미시간’s Wayne County Board of Canvassers claimed in signed affidavits Wednesday that they were bullied into siding with Democrats and have now rescinded their votes to certify.

The two RepublicansMonica Palmer and William C. Hartmannwere involved in a brief deadlock in the county’s election certification process Tuesday before initially voting to certify.

웨인 카운티, which includes Detroit, is Michigan’s most populous county, 이상 1.7 million residents.

Both Republicans say they were called racists and subjected to threats for raising concerns about ballots that Democrats said were from predominately Black communities, 제나 엘리스, a lawyer for the Trump 2020 운동, 폭스 뉴스에 말했다 화요일에.


Hartmann said in the affidavit that he observed about 71% of Detroit’s 134 Absent Voter Counting Boardswere left unbalanced and many unexplained.

He said he voiced his concerns and said if the votes did not match, there should have been some kind of explanation. Powell said she spotted the same discrepancy.

“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 in his affidavit, 에 따르면 JustTheNews, which was first to report on their decision to rescind.

Palmer said in her affidavit that she faced “accusations of racism” and threats to her family.

“After the vote, my Democratic colleagues chided me and Mr. Hartmann for voting not to certify," 그녀가 말했다, according to the affidavit obtained by Fox News. “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.”

Neither Palmer nor Hartmann could be reached for further comment by Fox News late Wednesday.

The pair said state officials indicated they would not honor an earlier compromise to audit the ballots, which contributed to their decision to rescind. It was unclear if their decision to rescind could change their earlier vote to certify.

They had been praised by Republicansinclluding President Trumpfor standing up to brutal personal attacks from Democrats who called them racists during a live Zoom meeting.

Ned Staebler, chief executive of TechTown, WHO, 에 따르면 뉴욕 타임즈, is a poll challenger at the TCF Center in Detroit, said in the viral Zoom meeting, “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 said the two 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.”

Joe Biden defeated Trump in Wayne County, a Democratic stronghold, by more than a 2-1 margin and won Michigan by 146,000 투표, according to unofficial results.

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Ellis said in an interview with “폭스 뉴스 @ 밤” that President Trump is focused on making sure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is tossed.

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