LANSING, Mich., November 19, 2020 – In affidavits released last night, Wayne County Canvassers Monica Palmer and William Hartmann rescinded their votes to certify the election results in Wayne County. In her affidavit, Palmer states, “The [public] comments made accusations of racism and threatened me and members of my family.”, she continued saying “I believed I had no choice but to certify the results despite my desire to oppose certification based on the incomplete record.” after being falsely told by Wayne County counsel Janet Anderson-Davis that she did not have that discretion.
William Hartmann cited the same reasoning in his affidavit, stating “Ms. Anderson-Davis told us that we must vote to certify on that night.” and that “we were informed that this consideration was outside the scope of the Board’s authority.”, which proved to be untrue.
“After hours of threats and slander by Democrat plants, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers was intimidated into certifying the election results, despite 70% of Detroit’s absentee counting boards having irregularities.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I applaud these canvassers for trying to rescind their certification votes. The Michigan Republican Party condemns the actions of Democrats and we will continue to fight for transparency and integrity in Wayne County elections. The Republican canvassers simply want to extend the canvass to provide more answers and a fair, accurate election count. That is reasonable action. I condemn the threats and intimidation that happened. There is no place in decent society for mob rule.”