An outrage mob descended on Twitter Tuesday night when news broke that two Republicans on Michigan’s Wayne County Board of Canvassers refused to certify the election results because they found discrepancies indicating the ballot counts in 71% of the precincts do not match voter rolls.
The four-member board, comprised of two Democrats and two Republicans, was deadlocked at 2-2 on certifying 860,000-plus votes, with Joe Biden leading by 148,000, after observing irregularities in polling books, mainly in the city of Detroit,.
Board Vice Chairman Jonathan Kinloch, a Democrat from Detroit, and Allen Wilson of Romulus approved the ballots, while Republicans Monica Palmer of Grosse Pointe Woods and William Hartman of Wyandotte voted against it.
Within hours they were steamrolled into backtracking on their decision after receiving death threats, having their photographs and addresses go viral on Twitter and facing allegations of racism.
Kinloch called the decision by the two Republican members “reckless and irresponsible,” but Palmer insisted: “Based on what I saw and went through in poll books in this canvas, I believe that we do not have complete and accurate information in those poll books.”
Prominent businessman Ned Staebler told the pair, ‘I just want to let you know that the Trump stink, the stain of racism that you have covered yourself in, is going to follow you throughout history.’ He accused them of targeting Detroit because the population is about 80 percent black.
He unleashed a lengthy, deranged rant: “I just want to let you know that the drumstick, the stain of racism that you, William Hartman and Monica Palmer, have just covered yourself in is going to follow you throughout history.
Your grandchildren are going to think of you like Bull Connor or George Wallace. Monica Palmer and William Hartman will forever be known in Southeastern Michigan as two racists who did something so unprecedented that they disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of black voters in the city of Detroit because they were ordered to.
Probably, I know Monica, you think [Ice] Cube told you to do it, or some other crazy stuff like that. But just know when you try to sleep tonight, that millions of people around the world, now on Twitter, know the name Monica Palmer and William Hartman as two people completely racist and without an understanding of what integrity means or a shred of human decency. You … the law isn’t on your side history won’t be on your side.
Your conscience will not be on your side and Lord knows, when you go to meet your maker, your soul is going to be very, very warm.”
One Democratic board member, incoming State Rep Abraham Aiyash said, “Know that we see what’s happening … know that there is nothing other than Jim Crow-ing that is going on right now.”
“…You Miss Monica Palmer from Gross Point Woods, which has a history of racism, are deciding to enable and continue to
perpetuate the racist history of this country and I want you to think about what that means for your kids, probably go to Gross Point North and when they see all their black classmates and they know that,” Aiyash said live on camera.
He also tweeted Tuesday night, “After hours of public comment and pressure (and the hard work of BoC Vice Chair Kinloch), they finally decide to certify. The will of the people eventually wins. The will of the people will not be silenced,” he claimed.
“Monica Palmer and William Hartmann are still racists,” he added.
Many Detroit voters complained Tuesday night that enforcing laws against voter fraud is racist because it would have a “disparate impact” on black people. This is the same excuse militant groups Black Lives Matter and Antifa use for looting and burning stores and shooting cops during racial justice riots.
In order to administer social justice black voters should be permitted to violate election laws “or else”.
The votes were certified eventually certified, but only after the board passed a resolution for the Secretary of State’s office to conduct an independent audit of the precincts in the county with unexplained discrepancies between votes counted and votes cast.
The Detroit News reported: “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.”
Following the August primary election, 72% of Detroit’s precincts found unexplained differences between the number of votes counted and the number cast, but the canvassing board certified the results.
The Board of State Canvassers will now have until Nov. 23 to certify Michigan’s statewide election results.