Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves bipartisan politics that occured in a key Michigan county involving ballots.
Republican appointees on a key board in Michigan’s most populous county Tuesday night reversed their refusal to certify the vote tallies in the Detroit area. In a last minute compromise with democrats, the Republicans defused a political fight over the process to formalize President elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
This twist came after the four member Wayne County Board of Canvassers had deadlocked on the day of the deadline for Michigan counties to certify the vote which is a move Trump celebrated on Twitter as “a beautiful thing.”
The initial deadlock in Wayne County was met with an outpouring of condemnation, the board recessed Tuesday night and returned with a new agreement to certify the results, along with a request that the secretary of state’s office conduct a comprehensive audit of the vote tallies.
Republican board Chair Monica Palmer, who at first said that she did not “have faith that the poll books are complete and accurate,” Later said the compromise addressed her concerns.
“I appreciate putting our heads together to come to a solution,”
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in an interview on CNN that “it appears that the truth won in this scenario.” “The evidence is clear…there were no irregularities, there was no evidence of widespread fraud, and in fact there were simply minor clerical errors,” she said, adding: “So I think they did the right thing, they performed their duty, and they certified the election for the voters in Wayne County.”
The refusal of the Wayne County GOP officials to certify the vote drew outrage from Democrats, who said the Republicans were playing politics with the vote, and emotional objections from local election officials, who noted their staff have worked 16 hours a day for the past two weeks to certify the results.
The reversal in Michigan came as the Trump campaign has faced a number of failures in its effort to overturn the result of the election through the courts. In the latest defeat on Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the campaign’s claim that GOP observers did not have sufficient access to the vote count, underscoring how the president’s claims of voting irregularities have repeatedly run aground before judges.