A Michigan mother who was one of two Republicans on a panel appointed to certify the Detroit-area election results said she faced “heartbreaking” attacks, including being called a racist, when she raised objections over potential irregularities.
She and the other Republican member of the board changed their votes against certifying election results Tuesday with little explanation after enduring nearly three hours of insults and intimidation, including mentions of their children.
In a statement late Wednesday, Wayne County canvassing board chairwoman Monica Palmer called it “heartbreaking” to sit and listen to people attack her.
“The Democrats went off the hinges trying to suggest we wanted to suppress the black vote, and that was not the case. Our concern was in Detroit, Livonia, and other communities that had unexplained imbalances,” Palmer said. “There was not mob rule, but there was a lot of pressure to certify. It was not easy to sit there and listen to all of the