Two members of a four person board in Wayne County, Mich., tasked with certifying election results have reversed course on their refusal to certify following accusations of political motivations and racism by Democrats.
Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, who serve as the two Republicans on the four member board of canvassers charged with validating the vote, offered no explanation for why they changed course, but abruptly did so Tuesday evening.
About two hours before, the two were lambasted in a heated Zoom call after the four person board, made up of two Democrats and two Republicans, reached their 2-2 vote deadlock on certifying the results.
President Trump praised the effort in a tweet, writing, “Having courage is a beautiful thing. The USA stands proud!”
Wayne County is a Democratic stronghold, and Biden carried it by an over 2-1 margin. He also won the state of Michigan by 146,000 votes.
The state has 83 county canvassing boards which were all