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SOS: No legal mechanism for GOP Wayne County canvassers to rescind votes

SOS: No legal mechanism for GOP Wayne County Board of Canvassers to rescind votes
Posted at 11:24 AM, Nov 19, 2020

There is no legal mechanism for the two GOP Wayne County Board of Canvassers to rescind their vote, the Michigan Secretary of State's office said.

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Monica Palmer, chair of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, and William Hartmann, one of two Republicans on the Board, filed signed affidavits Wednesday night demanding to rescind their "yes" certification votes.

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"I fully believe the Wayne County vote should not be verified," Palmer said in an affidavit. "The Wayne County election had serious process flaws which deserve investigation. I continue to ask for information to assure Wayne County voters that these elections were conducted fairly and accurately.”

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According to Hartmann in his affidavit, “Late in the evening, I was enticed to agree to certify based on the promise that a full and independent audit would take place. I would not have agreed to the certification but for the promise of an audit.”

However, the Secretary of State's office said Palmer and Hartmann's jobs are done. The next step in the process is for the Board of State Canvassers to meet and certify.