Deadlocked Wayne County Board of Canvassers fails to certify election results

The 2-2 vote split along party lines


Detroit – The Wayne County Board of Canvassers is deadlocked on Tuesday with a 2-2 vote on the decision to certify election votes.

UPDATE: In reversal, Wayne County Board of Canvassers reverse vote, unanimously approve certification of election votes

The vote is split with the two Republican members voting not to certify the election and two Democratic members voting to certify. The split means that as of right now, votes have not been certified.

The board decided to move forward with Tuesday’s meeting after the Michigan Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit to delay the certification.

The lawsuit, filed by a group of Republican challengers, was based on allegations of fraud, surrounding the count at the TCF Center in downtown Detroit.

READ: Michigan Court of Appeals rejects lawsuit requesting delay of election certification in Wayne County

READ: Judge denies GOP lawsuit to halt certification of Detroit election results

The lawsuit was initially denied by a Wayne County judge on Friday, saying that it was “incorrect and not credible.”

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