• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Deadlocked board in key Michigan county fails to certify vote totals by deadline

MTAtech

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
23,991
Reaction score
16,926
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Deadlocked board in key Michigan county fails to certify vote totals by deadline
"DETROIT — Democrats and voting rights advocates expressed outrage Tuesday after the Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked on whether to certify its ballot count, punting the question of who won the state's most densely populated region to a state regulatory board that meets Nov. 23."

The people who (falsely) claim that Biden is trying to steal the election are stealing the election in broad daylight -- literally trying to neglect hundreds of thousands of votes.

This is not democracy at work, but how authoritarians enact a coup.
 

OscarLevant

Gadfly Extraordinaire
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 3, 2018
Messages
15,222
Reaction score
6,286
Location
San Diego
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
What a joke! I mean, Biden's way ahead, and 2 republicans won't certify the results because they don't like the result in Detroit, which happens to be mostly black?

Anyway, methinks this will be a minor delay. See below:


In an unprecedented move, the Detroit-based Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked along partisan lines on a critical vote Tuesday and was unable to certify the county's presidential results before the deadline.

The two Democrats on the panel voted to certify the results, while the two Republicans voted against it.
President-elect Joe Biden won Michigan by more than 148,000 votes, a win made possible by a strong showing in Wayne County. If those votes aren't eventually certified, it could jeopardize Biden's claim to Michigan's electoral votes. President Donald Trump has mounted a longshot attempt to overturn the election results through lawsuits and with the Electoral College, though GOP lawmakers in Michigan have said they'll respect the statewide popular vote.
Biden won 587,074 votes in Wayne County, compared to Trump's 264,149.



Michigan's Secretary Of State weighs in ( it will be kicked up the food chain and handled there ).

 

BlueTex

Supporting Member
Monthly Subscriber
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 15, 2019
Messages
17,924
Reaction score
10,586
Location
Texas
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
So when the GOP's coup attempt fails, are there repercussions? Or does everyone carry on like nothing happened?

These are appointed positions... The Wayne County Board of Commissioners can remove them....
 

Paradoxical

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2019
Messages
27,607
Reaction score
3,766
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Deadlocked board in key Michigan county fails to certify vote totals by deadline
"DETROIT — Democrats and voting rights advocates expressed outrage Tuesday after the Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked on whether to certify its ballot count, punting the question of who won the state's most densely populated region to a state regulatory board that meets Nov. 23."

The people who (falsely) claim that Biden is trying to steal the election are stealing the election in broad daylight -- literally trying to neglect hundreds of thousands of votes.

This is not democracy at work, but how authoritarians enact a coup.
Sounds like too much voter fraud goin on?
 

Linc

NIMBY
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 2, 2013
Messages
52,425
Reaction score
15,384
Location
IL—16
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
Do not trust GOP legislatures to appoint Biden electors in the states of MI, WI, PA, GA, and AZ.
 

Paradoxical

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2019
Messages
27,607
Reaction score
3,766
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Do not trust GOP legislatures to appoint Biden electors in the states of MI, WI, PA, GA, and AZ.
Why should they? They are corrupt.
 

Cardinal

Respected on both sides
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 20, 2008
Messages
76,687
Reaction score
56,447
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Again, the extent to which Republicans were emotionally unprepared for the possibility of a trump loss is mind boggling.

Everybody else grasps that in a free fair election, their preferred candidate may lose. It's the nature of the beast. But Republicans did not see this outcome happening for them and still believe they shouldn't have to suffer the indignity of electoral defeats.
 

Cardinal

Respected on both sides
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 20, 2008
Messages
76,687
Reaction score
56,447
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
We've got to get these psychos out of government.
Well that boat has sort of sailed, though people can still volunteer and help Democrats in the Ga runoffs. It won't fix everything, but it'll fix a lot.
 

calamity

Privileged
Supporting Member
Monthly Subscriber
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
144,066
Reaction score
47,272
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Centrist
Deadlocked board in key Michigan county fails to certify vote totals by deadline
"DETROIT — Democrats and voting rights advocates expressed outrage Tuesday after the Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked on whether to certify its ballot count, punting the question of who won the state's most densely populated region to a state regulatory board that meets Nov. 23."

The people who (falsely) claim that Biden is trying to steal the election are stealing the election in broad daylight -- literally trying to neglect hundreds of thousands of votes.

This is not democracy at work, but how authoritarians enact a coup.
One of those commissioners is racist as hell. Example:

 

Chomsky

Social Democrat
DP Veteran
Joined
Apr 28, 2015
Messages
53,807
Reaction score
41,227
Location
Third Coast
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
Again, the extent to which Republicans were emotionally unprepared for the possibility of a trump loss is mind boggling.

Everybody else grasps that in a free fair election, their preferred candidate may lose. It's the nature of the beast. But Republicans did not see this outcome happening for them and still believe they shouldn't have to suffer the indignity of electoral defeats.
If there was ever a reason to dump the EC, we are definitely seeing it - with possibly the best yet to come!
 

beefheart

You left out a Hoongadoonga
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 30, 2013
Messages
37,666
Reaction score
27,538
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
I was going to post the same tweet, we must go to the same place....
 

Cardinal

Respected on both sides
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 20, 2008
Messages
76,687
Reaction score
56,447
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
If there was ever a reason to dump the EC, we are definitely seeing it - with possibly the best yet to come!
"Best," as in, "This is the best pile of dead babies I've ever seen!"
 
Top Bottom