The following article, Deadlocked In Michigan – Wayne County Canvassers Refuse to Certify Election Results (UPDATE), was first published on Flag And Cross.
…***UPDATE*** at bottom of story…
President Trump just scored a big win in Michigan, a state “won” by Joe Biden. But, as the old saying goes: it’s not over ’til the fat lady sings. Oops, that’s probably politically incorrect, huh?
The Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 Tuesday along party lines on whether the county’s Nov. 3 election results should be certified as at least four state and federal lawsuits sought to stop the process.
The decision came after a number of absentee ballot poll books in Detroit were found to be out of balance, a situation that did not stop the same board from certifying the results in the August primary or the county’s November 2016 general election results.
A county board that fails to canvass within 14 days after the election must give all of its documentation to the Secretary of State’s office and Board of State Canvassers, which then has 10 days to complete the work, canvass and certify the results, according to the board’s canvassing manual.
Wayne County must pay for the state canvassing work, according to board guidance.
BREAKING: This evening, the county board of canvassers in Wayne County, MI refused to certify the election results. If the state board follows suit, the Republican state legislator will select the electors. Huge win for @realDonaldTrump
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 17, 2020
Unfortunately, Rashida Tlaib was re-elected.
It’s plain and simple, folks. The Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers put politics above their duty to our residents. Suggesting that all of Wayne County can be certified, EXCEPT for Detroit, is horrifying racist and a subversion of our democracy.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 17, 2020
***UPDATE*** Certified. Republicans reversed course. Spineless.
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest county reverses course, certifying election results for Biden after initial party-line deadlock.
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) November 18, 2020
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 18, 2020