Michigan AG Investigating Threats Against County Canvassers

Nov 24, 2020

Wayne County Board of Canvassers Republican chairperson Monica Palmer addresses the media, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Farmington Hills, Mich. Palmer defended her initial decision to decline to certify roughly 878,000 votes in Michigan's largest county. She later changed her vote in favor of certification and then attempted to rescind that vote.
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office is investigating threats against election officials in Wayne County, where two Republicans voted against certifying the results last week before reversing course. Monica Palmer, the chair of the county's canvassing board, told state canvassers that she was sent graphic text messages threatening her daughter and saying "my entire family should be fearful for our lives." The initial decision by Palmer and fellow Republican member William Hartmann to not certify the votes in the Democratic stronghold of Wayne County — including Joe Biden's 332,000-vote landslide over President Donald Trump — sparked anger.