President-elect Joe Biden leads by nearly 148,000 votes in Michigan; nevertheless, two Republican Yahoos who drank from the bitter cup of Donald Trump’s deceit, decided to hold the largest county in the state, [which includes Detroit], the heavily African-American stronghold hostage.
Monica Palmer & William Hartmann.
Monica Palmer and William Hartmann are the two Trump sycophants who make up the four-member panel of canvassers and two Democrats. The four had the responsibility to certify the vote in Wayne County, including the heavily African-American city of Detroit.
The two Democrats voted to certify the vote but not Palmer and Hartmann, who claimed that impropriety allegations made it impossible to certify the vote.
According to The Detroit News, the initial deadlock came after “absentee ballot poll books at 70% of Detroit’s 134 absentee counting boards were found to be out of balance without explanation. The mismatches varied anywhere from one to more than four votes.” But the Secretary of State said that wasn’t an indication of fraud.
After a zoom conference during which public officials and citizens made it clear that not certifying the vote would not be tolerated, Hartman and Palmer went back and voted to certify the vote.
It is remarkable the lengths that Republican bureaucrats are willing to go to demonstrate their loyalty to a lying, demagogue, instead of demonstrating fidelity to the United States Constitution.
However, no one should be surprised by this; over 71 million of them turned out to reelect the very same immoral and amoral creature.
If there is any good that can be salvaged after that reality check, it is the fact that almost 79 million stood up and said, “not on our watch.”
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.
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