The Trump regime plan to steal the election now is to create enough chaos and doubt in the election process to provide cover Republicans in red states that Biden won so that they can then prevent certification of election results, stopping them from being able to send electors to the Electoral College by the December deadline, and forcing the presidential election to go to the House. The test run for this is Michigan, where Republicans began their coup attempt last night, and were foiled, at least for now.
The Wayne County Board of Canvassers unanimously certified its ballot count Tuesday evening, reversing itself just hours after Republicans on the board blocked the typically uneventful task of approving the results of the presidential election.
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. 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.
But the board made a late agreement to conduct an independent audit of the results, which mollified the Republicans, who had been under pressure from Trump’s supporters not to certify the results.
“I appreciate putting our heads together to come to a solution,” Republican board chairwoman Monica Palmer said, with the agreement coming after two hours of back-to-back public comments.
Joe Biden holds a lead of nearly 148,000 votes in Michigan, and Democrats here believe the partisan split of the board in Wayne County — home to heavily Democratic Detroit — simply delays an inevitable official victory for Biden in the state.
The brief period of chaos created when the board failed to certify the results provided a small win to the Trump campaign and a group of Republican lawyers and activists who have questioned the legitimacy of the count in Detroit, which went overwhelmingly for Biden.
“I am proud that, due to the efforts of the Michigan Republican Party, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Campaign, enough evidence of irregularities and potential voter fraud was uncovered resulting in the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refusing to certify their election results. This action will allow more time for us to get to the bottom of these deeply troubling irregularities,” said Laura Cox, the state GOP party chair. “The people of Michigan deserve fair, open and transparent elections, and we will continue to fight for just that.”
Note that the attack here started in Wayne County, Michigan. Detroit, specifically. Racist Republicans all but saying that Black voters and Black votes should not be certified, and to them, it always comes back to race. Always. They hate Black America enough to take everything from us whenever they can get away with it.
But the move in Wayne County being defeated just means Republicans will get a second bite at this poison apple next week at the state level, and you can absolutely bet that Republicans in Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Arizona are eyeing exactly how to make this work in order to stop Biden from getting to 270.
Keep a careful eye on state election certification boards. The Trump regime is clearly indicating it will do anything to win, including destroying America's election system, in order to maintain power. And if they do manage to steal this election through certification delays, well, we'll never actually need elections again, will we?