Morning Greatness: Wayne County GOP Canvassers Rescind Election Certifications

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has no public events scheduled.


Two minutes of hate:

The two Republicans, Monica Palmer and William C. Hartmann, on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers in Michigan have rescinded their votes to certify the county election results and have signed an affidavit that their prior certification was the result of bullying and threats. Well that doesn’t sound like the Democrat party, now does it?

Initially the two refused to certify due to gross irregularities in the mail ballot count. According to the affidavit, 71% of Detroit’s 134 Absent Voter Counting Boards “were left unbalanced and many unexplained.” But the duo “were called racists and subjected to threats for raising concerns about ballots that Democrats said were from predominately Black communities,” said Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis.

“I voted not to certify, and I still believe this vote should not be certified. Until these questions are addressed, I remain opposed to certification of the Wayne County results,” Hartmann said in his affidavit, according to JustTheNews, which was first to report on their decision to rescind.

“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. Despite repeated requests I have not received the requisite information and believe an additional 10 days of canvas by the State Board of canvassers will help provide the information necessary,” Palmer explained.

The two members were promised an audit of the election if they agreed to certification but after they agreed the promise of an audit disappeared.  Wait, they were lied to? Who could have seen that coming?

Palmer and Hartmann said Wednesday they learned that state officials had reneged or would not honor the audit, leaving them no recourse but to oppose certification until more investigation could be performed.

It was not immediately unclear whether the Tuesday night compromise was binding or could be changed, or whether the two members’ decision to announce their rescinded votes would stop Michigan state officials from proceeding to name electors.

I’m not sure what this means because now the county is tied on certification and the election can’t be certified. Is it too late for them to change their position. Will the county’s votes not get counted in the state total? Will they have to do an entire audit? Does this go to court? Stay tuned!


Over in the sh!thole country of New York City, Emperor DeBlasio has commanded that schools be shut down, despite parents’ objections. DeBlasio said he took action because the city reached a 3 percent coronavirus infection rate. Writes Politico, “But amid reluctance from the teachers union, the city agreed to close schools if it reached a 3 percent infection rate on a 7-day average, which Mayor Bill de Blasio said it just reached Wednesday.”

However, the “Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said schools have seen a Covid-19 positivity rate of only 0.19 percent out of more than 120,000 students and staff tested but that the city established a 3 percent threshold and was sticking to it.”

But strangely, “Community-based early childhood programs, family and child care programs and Learning Bridge sites — which provide free child care for children up to the 8th grade — will remain open. Health care and essential workers, along with families experiencing homelessness will be prioritized for those facilities.” What? How come these facilities can remain open but schools can’t? Why are the selected programs less of a risk than school? Alas, we get no answers from New York’s overlords.

Election news:
Warnock hit by Republicans over ‘cannot serve God and the military’ comment
Soros, Bloomberg-Funded Group Pushes Six Figures Into Georgia Runoff
Georgia elections chief: ‘Emotional abuse’ to mislead voters about fraud
Mick Mulvaney Concerned About Rudy Giuliani’s Role In Election Lawsuits: ‘This Is Not A Television Program’
Firm Linked To Top Biden Advisor Is Lobbying To Soften US Trade Policy Towards China
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs getting death threats over election results
House Republicans demand investigation into ‘integrity’ of 2020 election, call for hearings ‘immediately’

Coronavirus update:
As pandemic surges, Trump White House calls Thanksgiving restrictions ‘Orwellian’
BioNTech and Pfizer will seek emergency US authorization for vaccine on Friday, CEO says
Wisconsin governor extends mask mandate into 2021Pennsylvania officials tell residents to wear masks in their homes when guests are over
Kansas governor issues new mask mandate
Seven Men Charged With Wire Fraud For Stealing COVID-19 Relief Checks To Buy Porsche, Lamborghini
20 Dead After COVID-19 Outbreak At Nursing Home Reportedly Infects 156 Residents And Staff
Tyson Foods manager had betting pool for how many workers would get COVID-19: suit
Arizona: no statewide mask rule as virus surges
Catholic diocese and Orthodox Jewish synagogues ask Supreme Court to block New York’s Covid limits

Protests/riots/Black Lives Matter/crime:
Family Held Hostage By Armed Suspects During Home Invasion In New York
Eight shot, including 1 dead, in latest NYC shootings
New emails, texts show how Seattle leaders let CHOP spiral out of control
University of Wisconsin Declares Large Rock to be Racist; Votes to Remove

Other morsels:
Megyn Kelly pulls sons from ‘woke’ UWS school over anti-white letter
Gender studies Ph.D. student accused of stalking, killing ex-boyfriend
NRA agrees to $2.5 million fine, five-year ban on selling insurance in New York
Rockets’ James Harden turned down record-setting deal over owner Tilman Fertitta’s Trump support: report
Florida police bust large child sex trafficking network, charge nearly 180 individuals
Rural Oregon counties vote to discuss seceding from state to join ‘Greater Idaho’
Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales
NFL’s Sunday, Monday Night Ratings Crater to New Lows


And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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