There’s no doubt that the left does not shy away from bullying people to get what they want. That seems to be exactly what happened in a shocking Michigan election call.
According to Breitbart, two GOP Wayne County Board of Canvassers claimed they were shamed into voting to certify election results despite their misgivings. The pair have since reversed their votes to certify, citing intense bullying from other officials and the public in an affidavit filed Wednesday. Meanwhile, Michigan continues to refuse to bring in its auditors despite promises to do so.
The dramatic tale began with the results of the contentious 2020 presidential election on Nov. 3. Citing a mismatch between voter rolls and ballots cast, Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chairwoman Monica Palmer and William C. Hartmann initially refused to certify election results. The two Republicans were on the county’s four-person election board, creating a 2-2 tie in whether to accept the results, with Palmer and Hartmann voting against it because of the irregularities.
That should have been enough to launch an investigation into the matter. Instead, Palmer and Hartmann faced intense pressure and ultimately changed their votes after enduring personal attacks and even the doxing of Palmer’s kids.
“The Democrats went off the hinges trying to suggest we wanted to suppress the black vote, and that was not the case. Our concern was in Detroit, Livonia, and other communities that had unexplained imbalances,” Palmer said of her refusal to certify the results. “There was not mob rule, but there was a lot of pressure to certify. It was not easy to sit there and listen to all of the threats on the Zoom call and on social media.”
With the promise of a full audit if she switched her vote, Palmer eventually acquiesced in the face of the attacks. Some of those attacks were tweeted by WXYZ-TV news personality Jennifer Ann Wilson, demonstrating the ad hominem attacks that followed their vote.
WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASSERS – 2 Republican members voted not to certify the ballots- public comment is now open and it is intense. People calling board members racist. This is commenter Ned Staebler: pic.twitter.com/cEsDlxzVXT
— Jennifer Ann Wilson WXYZ (@JennaWils) November 17, 2020
— Jennifer Ann Wilson WXYZ (@JennaWils) November 18, 2020
Democratic Representative-elect for Michigan’s 4th House of Representatives district Abraham Aiyash went further when he shared the name of Palmer’s kids’ school. He blamed her “caucasity” and called her decision “Jim Crowing” in a tirade of vicious personal insults against her. He has since claimed he didn’t maliciously share the kids’ information, saying he “didn’t even know what doxxing was.”
He’s trying to dissemble his way out of this, and it’s not going well pic.twitter.com/2XWvINXdrJ
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 18, 2020
Despite claims Palmer or Hartmann’s decision had anything to do with the color of their skin or the fact that they are Republicans, these officials were bullied for speaking up against voter irregularities. The very people who are ostensibly interested in not disenfranchising black voters are doing just that when they browbeat officials trying to stop election fraud.