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Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 17, 2020 06:07PM
Election boards in Michigan are bipartisan with even numbers of each party represented.

The Wayne County board, which includes Detroit, deadlocked 2-2 on whether to certify their votes today.

That kicks it up to the state regulatory board, which on Nov. 23 will decide whether to certify. The state board also has 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans.

Blerg.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 17, 2020 06:19PM
The Party of Treason
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 17, 2020 07:35PM
Does this go to the Michigan SC eventually?
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 17, 2020 07:58PM
Russian mobsters must be quite pleased with themselves … Stupid Americans acting exactly as programmed… comrades.
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: steve...
Date: November 17, 2020 08:29PM
Board reversed their decIsion and certified the election (breaking news).




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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 17, 2020 09:12PM
Ned Staebler's rant is a thing of beauty:
[twitter.com]



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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 17, 2020 09:35PM
The board of canvassers in Michigan’s largest county reversed course late Tuesday, voting unanimously to certify the election results after initially being deadlocked in a party-line vote.

The Michigan secretary of state’s office confirmed that the Wayne County Board of Canvassers voted by a 4-0 margin to certify the election results in Wayne County, which is heavily Democratic and includes Detroit, and that the board is requesting that Jocelyn Benson, the state’s top elections official, investigate any discrepancies in vote totals.

The unanimous decision marks a 180-degree turn from just hours earlier Tuesday night when the panel’s two Republicans voted against certification, sparking celebrations from the GOP and an uproar from Democrats who said the initial vote was simply delaying the inevitable.

Republicans had refused to certify the election after some absentee ballot poll books in Detroit were found to be out of balance, but liberal lawmakers and activists flooded the panel with criticism given that a similar mismatch in the August primaries and general election in 2016 did not prevent the body from certifying those results.

President-elect Joe Biden currently has a nearly 150,000-vote lead over President Trump in Michigan, which was called in his favor, and a nearly 40-point lead in Wayne County, a Democratic hub.
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 17, 2020 09:40PM
The timing of the reversal of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers came as some Republicans, including Trump, celebrated the board's initial deadlock.

“Wow! Michigan just refused to certify the election results! Having courage is a beautiful thing. The USA stands proud!” Trump tweeted at around the same time as the second vote was cast.
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: hal
Date: November 17, 2020 09:55PM
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$tevie
Ned Staebler's rant is a thing of beauty:
[twitter.com]

woo hoo! yeah, that's some rant!
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 17, 2020 09:58PM
Glad that’s over.
Wonder why they flipped over so quickly?





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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: Sam3
Date: November 18, 2020 04:08AM
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rgG
Glad that’s over.
Wonder why they flipped over so quickly?

They probably just found out that Trump doesn't pay his bills.



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A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: hal
Date: November 18, 2020 01:40PM
The optics were so horribly bad when a country that's 95% white had it's votes certified even though it suffered the same issues as Detroit only worse. When the local media and pols started yelling that they were literally trying to take away votes from black people in Detroit, they just buckled. There was no defense.
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 18, 2020 01:43PM
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hal
The optics were so horribly bad when a country that's 95% white had it's votes certified even though it suffered the same issues as Detroit only worse. When the local media and pols started yelling that they were literally trying to take away votes from black people in Detroit, they just buckled.

There was no defense.

Nuremberg defense
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 18, 2020 04:20PM
Let's Meet the 2 Republicans In Michigan Who Tried and Failed to Pull Off a Coup for Trump Last Night
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As the New York Times reported, after Palmer refused to certify the results for the entire county, she made a motion to, in her words, “certify the results in the communities other than the city of Detroit.” In other words, she was fine with certifying the vote in mostly white cities in the county, but not in Detroit, a majority Black city. I wonder why that would be the case!
[theslot.jezebel.com]



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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: November 18, 2020 05:57PM
On multiple levels the Republicans are behaving like third world dictators!
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 19, 2020 08:21AM
And now those two Republicans want to undo their redo after chatting with the Commander in Cheat.

“In Wayne County, the two Republican canvassers at first balked at certifying the vote, winning praise from Trump, and then reversed course after widespread condemnation. A person familiar with the matter said Trump reached out to the canvassers, Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, on Tuesday evening after the revised vote to express gratitude for their support. Then, on Wednesday, Palmer and Hartmann signed affidavits saying they believe the county vote “should not be certified.”



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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 19, 2020 10:30AM
Looks like i picked the right thread title after all!!



rj
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: hal
Date: November 19, 2020 01:14PM
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rjmacs
Looks like i picked the right thread title after all!!

Frankly I was thinking about posting this story before you did, but was going to use the word, "Shenanigans". Hijinks is an awesome word and should be used any chance you get, but shenanigans is even better! :-)
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 19, 2020 03:19PM
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hal
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rjmacs
Looks like i picked the right thread title after all!!

Frankly I was thinking about posting this story before you did, but was going to use the word, "Shenanigans". Hijinks is an awesome word and should be used any chance you get, but shenanigans is even better! :-)

I see your shenanigans and raise you a tomfoolery. ROTFL



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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: hal
Date: November 19, 2020 05:30PM
oh... I GIVE!!!

that is indeed the best
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 19, 2020 06:06PM
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rjmacs
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hal
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rjmacs
Looks like i picked the right thread title after all!!

Frankly I was thinking about posting this story before you did, but was going to use the word, "Shenanigans". Hijinks is an awesome word and should be used any chance you get, but shenanigans is even better! :-)

I see your shenanigans and raise you a tomfoolery. ROTFL

Too benign!

Skulduggery is more appropriately sinister. secret smiley
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: Janit
Date: November 20, 2020 02:29PM
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DeusxMac
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hal
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rjmacs
Looks like i picked the right thread title after all!!

Frankly I was thinking about posting this story before you did, but was going to use the word, "Shenanigans". Hijinks is an awesome word and should be used any chance you get, but shenanigans is even better! :-)

I see your shenanigans and raise you a tomfoolery. ROTFL

Too benign!

Skulduggery is more appropriately sinister. secret smiley

I think it progressed up the ladder as events developed. Only when Trump made his call did it rise to Skulduggery. Yet to be determined is where chicanery and jiggery-pokery fit into this scheme.
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 20, 2020 03:24PM
So criminal mischief isn't an apt description?
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Re: Michigan election hijinks
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 20, 2020 03:26PM
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RgrF
So criminal mischief isn't an apt description?

Too many words, and not snazzy..... But you're 100% on accuracy.



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