Two Republicans in Michigan on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers have filed affidavits seeking to rescind their votes to certify the county’s election results, citing threats and harassment they received.
As The Daily Wire reported Wednesday, the pair initially caused a deadlock with two Democrats when they voted against certification, only to reverse course and vote to certify the election.
The Republicans argued in their affidavits that their Democratic colleagues allegedly reneged on a promise to audit votes in Detroit. Aside from apparently being misled, the Republicans also claimed to have received threats and harassment from Democrats and community members.
Republican William C. Hartmann’s affidavit, for example, notes that he and fellow Republican Monica Palmer “were berated and ridiculed by members of the public and other board members.”
“This conduct included specious claims that I was racially motivated in my decision,” he said. “The public ostracism continued for hours …”
Palmer’s affidavit noted of threats she received to herself and her