In an intriguing turn of events, the Wayne County Michigan Election Board Republicans first voted not to certify the Nov. 3rd election, citing serious irregularities. Shortly thereafter, the two republican officials certified the election. Furthermore, both officials then rescinded their votes to certify and claim that their families were treated in affidavits, which forced them to certify the results.
According to Chairperson Monica Palmer, “After the vote, my Democrat colleagues chided me and Mr. Hartmann for voting not to certify.”
“After the vote, public comment period began and dozens of people made personal remarks against me and Mr. Hartmann. The comments made accusations of racism and threatened me and members of my family. The public comment continued for over two hours and I felt pressured to continue the meeting without break.”
“After several hours of harsh comments, Vice-Chair Kinloch suggested a potential resolution. Wayne County Corporate Counsel Janet Anderson Davis told me that I had to certify the vote that night. She told the members their role was ministerial and the could not use the discretion on matters like the record being incomplete. We were told that discretion was outside the board’s authority.”
The alarming comments made by Monica Palmer at minimum should spark an investigation into what is going on in Wayne County. However, Mr. William Hartmann’s comments are even more concerning;
“I am also concerned 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 those answers. Can we release the logs to the tabulators demonstrating what happened in Detroit?”
Mr. Hartmann raises concern regarding the potential that Democrats, receiving money from private donors, paid for the election results they desired. Furthermore, Mr. Hartmann then asks, “Why do the poll books, Qualified Voter Files, and final tallies not match or balance?”
The allegations made by both Chairperson Palmer and Mr. Hartmann are incredibly concerning and deserve an immediate investigation.
Mr Hartmann’s Affidavit
Chairperson Monica Palmer’s Affidavit