When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes, It Wasn’t Normal

November 18, 2020 ☼ election-2020michigangopliestrump

Source: The New York Times - Link

For a few hours on Tuesday, it looked as though two Republican officials in Wayne County, Mich., might reject the will of hundreds of thousands of voters.

President Trump’s campaign cheered them on. But hundreds of Michiganders logged on to a Zoom call to express their fury. And around 9 p.m., the Republicans reversed themselves, certifying the count.

Voters in Michigan and beyond were left wondering: What just happened? Could the results of a free election really be blocked that easily, in such a routine part of the electoral process?

In this case, the answer was no, but perhaps only because so many people said so.