Donald Trump fires official for rebuff against baseless rumors of election fraud
Republicans blocked Michigan’s largest county from verifying Tuesday’s Nov. 3 election results, a worrying development that leaves room for Donald Trump to move into a state he lost by about 146,000 votes.
On Tuesday, the four-member board of airlines in Wayne County, which includes Detroit, was blocked by guerrilla lines in connection with the verification of election results. Joe Biden brings the county to nearly 323,000 votes. The decision essentially leaves certification to the Michigan State Council, according to the Washington Post. The council is divided along guerrilla lines and must approve the election results by at least 3-1 votes, according to Bridge Michigan.
There is some concern that if the council does not act to verify the results, the Michigan legislature may intervene and appoint its own voters. Republican leaders in Michigan’s state legislature have downplayed those concerns.
A Republican board member of the adventurers said Tuesday that she would like to certify results in parts of the county other than Detroit, which many see as a blatantly guerrilla and racist move. Detroit is over 78% black.
Trump’s campaign has focused on counting ballots in Detroit in several of the lawsuits it has filed in the state to block certification of the results. Several judges dismissed the claims without finding any irregularities.
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