The two Republicans on Michigan’s Wayne County Board of Canvassers crumbled before relentless partisan attacks following their initial refusal to certify Detroit’s ballots amid voter fraud allegations and unresolved legal challenges.
A teleconferenced mob slandered the officials as racist dinosaurs whose descendants would be ashamed of them. But that wasn’t the worst of it, not even close. Democrat State Representative-elect Abraham Aiyash revealed where board member Monica Palmer’s children attend school.
The exact moment Democrat Abraham Aiyash threatened Monica Palmer’s children on zoom. This extortion attempt directly influenced the decision to agree to certify the election fraud in #WayneCounty.@TheJusticeDept @JackPosobiec @DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/vDGiFIwmOf
— Miss Michigan (@correctthemedia) November 18, 2020
The Daily Wire reports:
Aiyash claimed his “district was being personally attacked by Palmer’s refusal to certify the election, and accused her of suppressing the black vote on purpose,” The Federalist noted.
After fomenting a wave of online hate against Palmer and her colleague William Hartmann, Aiyash dared not only to claim that he didn’t know what doxxing was — but that he was the real victim.
Yesterday, after a failed attempt to disenfranchise Detroit voters, folks spread a fake story that I threatened and “doxxed” Monica Palmer.
Y’all, I didn’t even know what doxxing was. Now the attacks won’t stop!
I won’t be bullied into silence though.
— Abraham Aiyash (@AbrahamAiyash) November 18, 2020
Another commentator, Ned Staebler, compared Palmer and Hartmann to the notorious Democrats Bull Connor and George Wallace before implying their decision to delay certifying the vote would sentence them to eternal damnation:
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
The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo chronicled the immediate fallout:
Following the comments from Staebler and others, Palmer and Hartmann changed course and voted to certify the vote.
BREAKING: The Wayne County Board of Canvassers has just unanimously voted to certify the results of the election & called on Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson to conduct an audit of the unexplained precincts in Wayne County that did not match.
— Adam Brewster (@adam_brew) November 18, 2020
“Democrats and voting rights advocates had expressed outrage after the board, which is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans, deadlocked on party lines over whether to certify,” reported The Washington Post. “Had it held, that outcome would have punted the question of who won the state’s most densely populated region to a state regulatory board that meets Nov. 23.”