Detroiters attend public hearing at TCF Center over redrawing Michigan’s political districts
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission held a public hearing in Downtown Detroit to ask people to speak up about congressional and legislative maps. The new proposed maps highlighting the new drawings are getting a lot of backlash.
Medical examiner questioned after investigation reveals missing woman’s body sat in Wayne County Morgue for 7 months
Just more than a week after a Local 4 Defenders investigation exposed problems at the Wayne County Morgue, the medical examiner was brought in before a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services board.
Wayne County GOP canvassers say call from Trump did not influence vote decisions
DETROIT – The two GOP members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers said the presidential election played no role in their decision despite receiving a phone call from President Donald Trump. The presidential phone call is where the controversy begins, but they both said the president’s only concern was for their safety. Monica Palmer said she has deep concerns for her daughter’s safety and William Hartmann has reportedly gone into hiding. Wayne County Board of Canvassers vice chair Jonathan Kinloch said he believes their explanation falls flat. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office said in a statement Thursday that there is no legal mechanism for two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers to rescind their votes cast for certification.
GOP members of Wayne County Board of Canvassers try to change vote after speaking with President Trump
DETROIT – There’s an old legal theory you can’t unring a bell, but two GOP members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers are trying to. They’re attempting to reverse their vote in an effort to stop the certification of Wayne County ballots that they approved on Tuesday. “I remain in the firm belief that the Wayne County vote should not be certified. This is the Wayne County Board of Canvassers and we have the responsibility to carry out official actions on behalf of the public,” Kinloch said. Their job is done and the next step in the process is for the board of state canvassers to meet and certify.”You can watch the full report in the video posted above.
Wayne County Board of Canvassers GOP members attempt to rescind vote certification
The federal lawsuit in Michigan over votes in Wayne County has been withdrawn. The Trump Campaign said it achieved what it wanted when the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refused to certify the results. Hours later, the board did vote to certify them, but now the two Republican members said they want to rescind their votes. He said he didn’t agree to certification and that he believes there were more than clerical errors in Wayne County. She said the election has been certified in Wayne County and has already been sent to the state board of canvassers.
Trump campaign loses 3 cases challenging ballots after dropping its lawsuit in Michigan
Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chair Monica Palmer, left, talks with Vice Chair Jonathan Kinloch before the board's Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 meeting in Detroit. In Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign lost its appeal in the Court of Common Pleas of a decision by the Bucks County Board of Elections to allow the count of certain mail-in ballots there. The 0-3 result for Trump's campaign on Thursday came on the heels of its decision to drop the federal lawsuit in Michigan, which had sought to stop the certification of ballots in Wayne County, Michigan. Those would include "unlawfully cast ballots" and certain mail-in ballots received after Election Day, as well as votes tabulated solely using the Dominion software program. Wayne County is the most populous area in Michigan, and voted overwhelmingly for Biden over Trump — 68% to 31%, respectively.cnbc.com
GOP Wayne County Board of Canvassers members trying to rescind vote certification
DETROIT – Two Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers are trying to rescind their vote to certify the county’s presidential election results. UPDATE: Michigan Secretary of State says GOP canvassers can’t legally rescind Wayne County election certification voteFast facts:New affidavitsIn her affidavit, Palmer said “the Wayne County election had serious process flaws which deserve investigation. Before the vote, Palmer said she would certify every community in Wayne County, except Detroit. The Wayne County Ethics Board is looking into that complaint. Certifying all election results for the state is now in the hands of the Michigan Board of Canvassers.
GOP Officials Say They Want To ‘Rescind’ Their Vote To Certify Detroit’s Results
They both sent sworn affidavits to the county’s attorney disavowing their previous votes to certify. But given that the deadline for county certification has already passed, it is unclear what legal remedy or legitimate argument these two Republican officials can make to formally rescind their votes and undo the certification. Republican Chair Monica Palmer and Republican board member William Hartmann had initially voted against certification during their Tuesday night meeting, leaving the board in a 2-2 deadlock. The GOP officials sent their affidavits to the county, but the action stops there. Its filing included the affidavits from the two Republican board members.detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit NAACP, Mayor Frowns At GOP County Canvassers
(CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit NAACP and Mayor Mike Duggan held an emergency press conference Wednesday to address the controversial vote by the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. “This latest election debacle occurring in Wayne County and the city of Detroit is another example of people trying to take away from people who have worked hard, voted right and counted efficiently,” said Detroit NAACP President Rev. President Donald Trump chimed in on twitter Wednesday and stated, “In Detroit, there are far more votes than people. Not one of those five courts have found a shred of truth to the republican’s claim of fraud in the city of Detroit,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. State Board of Canvassers were scheduled to meet today but that meeting was cancelled.detroit.cbslocal.com