Former Senator Patrick Colbeck joined Lou Dobbs on Fox Business News tonight to explain what happened when the Wayne County Board of Canvassers met last night to discuss certifying the vote. Colbeck told Dobbs that there were significant threats to both Republicans including threats of racism and threats on their lives. Colbeck reminded Dobb’s audience that an incredible 71% of the Detroit precincts were out of balance. Colbeck said that if a full audit was done on the vote, it will show that there is “no way the election results should be certified.”
Shortly after Colbeck’s appearance on Lou Dobbs’ show, it was announced that Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, the two Republicans on the Wayne County Election Board of Canvassers have rescinded their vote to certify Wayne County’s vote.
Just The News – The statements by Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chairwoman Monica Palmer and fellow GOP member William C. Hartmann rescinding their votes from a day earlier threw into question anew whether Michigan’s presidential vote currently favoring Democrat Joe Biden will be certified. They also signaled a possible legal confrontation ahead.
In a sworn affidavit, Wayne County Election Board Chair Monica Palmer wrote that after her vote to not certify the election last night, that her “Democrat colleagues chided her” Bill Hartmann, the other Republican on the Wayne County Election Board. Palmer mentioned how she and Mr. Hartmann were called racists and threats were made against them and against their families.
Palmer added that Vice Chairman Kinlock assured her that if she would vote to certify the vote, it would result in a full independent audit of Detroit’s unbalanced precincts. Palmer said she relied on Kinlock’s assurance and without it, she would not have agreed to certify the vote. Later in the evening, Palmer received word from Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson who told her she did not view our audit resolution to be binding. Palmer said that as a result, she is rescinding her vote to certify the Wayne County election.
William Hartmann the other Republican Wayne County Election Board official also rescinded his vote. In his sworn affidavit, Mr. Hartmann expressed his concern about the use of private monies directing local officials regarding the management of the elections, how those funds were used and whether such funds were used to pay election workers. “I have not received answers to these questions, and I believe the people of Michigan deserve these answers,” Hartmann said in his statement. He also asked for the “logs to the tabulators” to be released.
Just The News – “I voted not to certify, and I still believe this vote should not be certified,” Hartmann said in his affidavits. “Until these questions are addressed, I remain opposed to certification of the Wayne County results.”
Added Palmer in her affidavit: “I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections.”
Both GOP board members said their concerns included discrepancies in nearly three-quarters of Detroit’s precinct poll books where ballots are supposed to be matched to qualified voters.