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No Take Backs, Wayne County, Michigan

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | November 19, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | November 19, 2020 |


Trump lost the election. Badly. In both the popular vote and the Electoral College. He got creamed. It wasn’t even close. I just need to remind you all that no matter what happens, remember this: Donald Trump got his ass whupped. That has not stopped him from trying to overturn the results, which is really hard to do when he lost by so much and in so many states, and when he’s 1-29 in his legal challenges, so far.

But remember two nights ago, when two GOP members of the Wayne County, Michigan canvassing board blocked certification of the results in the largest county in the state, where Trump lost by over 300,000 votes? After a lot of public pressure, those two GOP members, Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, finally caved and rightfully approved the certification.

On Wednesday, they submitted affidavits seeking to undo their certification votes. Why? From the Associated Press:

A person familiar with the matter said Trump reached out to the canvassers, Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, on Tuesday evening after the revised vote to express gratitude for their support. Then, on Wednesday, Palmer and Hartmann signed affidavits saying they believe the county vote “should not be certified.”

Hey! There are no take-backs, Wayne County! Fortunately.

“Legally, functionally and practically, they cannot do so.

“There is no legal mechanism for them to rescind their vote,” Tracy Wimmer, a spokeswoman for Michigan’s top election official, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, said on Thursday. “Their job is done and the next step in the process is for the Board of State Canvassers to meet and certify.”

Also, if you want another reason to throw this motherf**ker in prison, how about personally directing election fraud? That’s a crime, right?

Header Image Source: Associated Press