Last night, Wayne County Board of Canvasser’s Chairman Monica Palmer (R) and Board Member William Hartmann (R) voted against certifying the results of Detroit’s vote after the number of ballots in precinct books didn’t match the number of ballots counted.
After they were bullied mercilessly by Democrat activists and elected officials, the pair of GOP election officials reversed their decision and agreed to certify the vote.
Yesterday wasn’t the first time Palmer and Hartmann were tested by fellow election officials. In August 2020, against their better judgment, Monica Palmer (R) and William Hartmann (R) agreed to certify Wayne County’s votes in a primary election that was a complete disaster.
In Wayne County’s 2020 primary election:
Counts for ballots in about 72% of Detroit’s absentee voting precincts for the Aug. 4 primary election were out of balance without an explanation, according to information presented Tuesday to the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. The number of ballots tracked in precinct poll books did not match the number of ballots counted.
10,600 absentee ballots were rejected during the state’s August 4 primary.
846 of the ballots were not accepted because the voter was dead.
More than 6,400 of the absentee ballots rejected because they arrived after Election Day.
Another 2,225 ballots were discarded because there was no signature on the envelope.
1,111 were rejected because the voter moved.
The number of deceased voters is actually less than the November 2016 election, when 1,782 absentee ballots were rejected because the voter had died in an election that had 400,000 fewer absentee ballots than the Aug. 4 primary.
The election results weren’t incorrect, said Jonathan Kinloch, a Democrat and one of the canvassing board’s four members. But, he said, something had gone wrong in the process of tracking ballots precinct by precinct.
Having balanced precincts is particularly important in Michigan because precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted, according to state law. Instead, the original election results would stand.
Yesterday, when Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chair Monica Palmer and William Hartmann refused to make the same mistake again and certify the vote for Detroit’s city, all hell broke loose. The vile accusations of racism and the intentional doxing of the two white Republicans were breathtaking.
Equally stunning was the venom with which Michigan’s Muslim lawmakers attacked the two Republicans over their decision to follow the board of canvassers laws as written.
Abdullah Hammoud, the Muslim State Rep in MI’s 15th District, retweeted this horrific rant, accusing them of racism and threatening they will go to hell for their vote.
Watch @NedStaebler completely destroy Monica Palmer and William Hartmann — the two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers — over their racist and partisan refusal to certify the election. pic.twitter.com/RjnV54zVkv
— Ray Wert (@raywert) November 18, 2020
OANN’s Jack Posobiec reminded everyone what happens to Republicans who dare to stand up to the Democratic Party mafia, including CNN.
Take note what happened tonight. 2 Republican officials in MI stood up to the machine. Within minutes they were doxxed, threatened, and CNN/Politico labeled them racists. Where does this behavior lead?
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 18, 2020
Former Democrat organized, Abraham Aiyash, of Hamtramck, who won his bid to become a MI State Rep in a city with the only Muslim majority City Council in America, openly threatened and doxxed Monica Palmer and William Hartmann.
MI State Rep-elect Abraham Aiyash named the school where Monica Palmer’s daughter attends in Grosse Point Woods, as he openly called her a “racist,” as he threatened her, “You, Ms. Monica Palmer from Grosse Pointe Woods, which has a history of racism, are deciding to enable and continue to perpetuate the racist history of this country and I want you to think about what that means for your kids.”
The exact moment Democrat Abraham Aiyash threatened Monica Palmer's children on zoom. This extortion attempt directly influenced the decision to agree to certify the election fraud in #WayneCounty.@TheJusticeDept @JackPosobiec @DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/vDGiFIwmOf
— Miss Michigan (@correctthemedia) November 18, 2020
Here’s a longer version of the exchange:
Democrat Abraham Aiyash from Wayne County just threatened and doxxed his fellow board member Monica Palmer's children, announcing names of their schools after calling their mother racist.
— Miss Michigan (@correctthemedia) November 18, 2020
Rashida Tlaib immediately tweeted about how Palmer and Hartmann’s decision to follow the Wayne County Board of Canvasser’s law as it’s written is a “horrifying [horrifyingly] racist” and “a subversion of our democracy.
It’s plain and simple, folks. The Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers put politics above their duty to our residents. Suggesting that all of Wayne County can be certified, EXCEPT for Detroit, is horrifying racist and a subversion of our democracy.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 17, 2020
When a Democrat activist asked what he missed in Michigan as the news about Palmer and Hartmann voting against certifying the vote, UNITED STATES CONGRESSWOMEN Rashida Tlaib used an emoji of a clown being punched followed up by a black arm flexing its muscle. Wow!
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 18, 2020
This morning, John Cardillo called for the DOJ and AG Bill Barr to immediately guarantee federal protection to any and every election official being threatened.
We now know that the two Wayne County, MI GOP canvassing board members only certified the vote after being threatened by violent leftist radicals.
DOJ/AG Barr must immediately guarantee federal LE protection to any and every election official being threatened.@realDonaldTrump
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 18, 2020
Carmine Sabia tweeted that the Republican election official’s decision to reverse the vote does not mean that it’s over, reminding that they voted to certify the results under the stipulation that Sec of State Jocelyn Benson does a comprehensive audit of the election in the county.
Wayne County, reversed. Not over. pic.twitter.com/0LqTLYtQDm
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) November 18, 2020