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Trump Called Republican Election Officials Who Initially Voted Against Certifying Results In Wayne County, Michigan: Report



Monica Palmer, the Republican chairwoman of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers who initially voted on Tuesday against certifying the county’s election results, then reversed her vote, said Thursday she received a phone call from President Donald Trump Tuesday evening, CNN reports.

Palmer said she did not know how long the call lasted, saying there was a lot of stress and adrenaline that night.

Palmer earlier told the Free Press her family had “received multiple threats.” “The threats have been made against myself, my daughter and my husband,” she said. “Reports have been filed with Grosse Pointe Woods police and the FBI.”

Ryan Jarvi, a spokesman for Attorney General Dana Nessel, said her office had not received a referral about such threats from a police agency, but would act quickly if such a referral is made.

William Hartmann, the other Republican member of the four-person Wayne County board, also spoke with Trump, according to the Associated Press.

After the phone call with Trump, both board members signed affidavits late Wednesday saying they want to rescind their votes to certify the county’s election results because they do not feel the state will follow through with an audit.

After what was an unprecedented 2-2 deadlock along partisan lines, with the two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers voting against certifying the county’s November election results, the board unanimously voted to certify the results late Tuesday night.