Michigan County Will Certify Vote Total After All, After Republicans There Compromise

(RoyalPatriot.com)- Votes in one of the key counties in Michigan will be certified after all.

On Tuesday night, Republicans who were appointed to a board in Wayne County, Michigan, struck a compromise with Democrats that will lead to the vote totals in the county being certified. Before the deal, the Republicans were refusing to certify the votes, which would have held up the formalization of Democrat Joe Biden winning the state.

When the four members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked over the decision to certify the vote total, President Donald Trump tweeted that it was “a beautiful thing.”

The Trump campaign was alleging irregularities with the vote count in Detroit, which is the county seat of Wayne County. Democratic officials were saying the GOP was trying to disenfranchise voters in Detroit, which is a majority-black city.

Democrats at the state level were also saying that Trump doesn’t have a chance to overturn Biden’s current lead of 148,000 votes.

Supporters of Trump were trying to get the state legislature, which is led by Republicans, to appoint their own electors if the canvassing board didn’t certify the vote before December, when the Electoral College meets.

After the initial deadlock, Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser for the Trump campaign, tweeted:

“If the state board follows suit, the Republican state legislator will select the electors. Huge win for @realDonaldTrump.”

Following the deadlock, the board recessed. After they returned, they announced an agreement that would certify the vote results. They also requested that the office of the secretary of state do a comprehensive audit of all the vote tallies.

Monica Palmer, the board chair who is a Republican, initially said she didn’t “have faith that the poll books are complete accurate.” However, she later said the compromise the board came to addressed the concerns she had. She said:

“I appreciate putting our heads together to come to a solution.”

During a CNN interview, Jocelyn Benson, the Michigan Secretary of State, said:

“It appears that the truth won in this scenario. The evidence is clear — there were no irregularities, there was no evidence of widespread fraud, and in fact there were simply minor clerical errors. So, I think they did the right thing. They performed their duty, and they certified the election for the voters in Wayne County.”

This reversal by the canvass board was yet another blow to the Trump campaign’s fight to overturn the results of the presidential election. In the battleground state of Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court rejected the claim that Republican observers didn’t have sufficient access to the vote count.

Over in Nevada, the Trump campaign has seen multiple lawsuits be rejected by judges who said there was little or no evidence presented to back up their claims of fraud or wrongdoing. One of those lawsuits was a challenge that asked a state court to either annul the election entirely or declare Trump the winner of the state’s six electors.

With all of these attempts failed thus far, the president is running out of legal options to change the outcome of the election.