Deadline Detroit | Michigan election officials expect some counties to fail to certify results
Michigan election officials are prepared for a scenario in which some county campaigners went Wayne’s way in 2020 and failed to immediately substantiate the results.
Axios Detroit reports such efforts could “bring anarchy that would put pressure on the courts and potentially undermine the legitimacy of elections and elected officials.” Canvasers have historically played a largely ceremonial role, approving results and sending them to statewide boards that submit them officially.
In June, a GOP-led county board in New Mexico refused to certify primary election results, before accepting a court order to do so.
According to Axios, several Michigan campaigners who pushed back against false claims that Joe Biden stole the 2020 election have been replaced by Republicans.
The Free Press reported last year that Canvas Robert Boyd, a 73-year-old Republican who replaced Monica Palmer in Wayne County, “would not attest to the results of the 2020 presidential election and made no assurances that he would be able to testify against the results of future contests.” will certify.”