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Victory for Democracy: Michigan Republicans withdraw, confirming Detroit space election outcomes

GOP officials in Michigan, who initially blocked certification of election results in Wayne County – where Detroit is located – resigned Tuesday evening and eventually voted to confirm the results.

CBS News’s Adam Brewster said, "The Wayne County Board of Canvassers has just voted unanimously to confirm the election results and requested Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson to conduct an audit of the uncleared counties in Wayne County that did not match."

BREAKING: The Wayne County Board of Canvassers has just voted unanimously in favor of confirming the election results and has asked Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson to conduct an audit of the unresolved counties in Wayne County that did not match.

– Adam Brewster (@adam_brew) November 18, 2020

The Republicans on the board withdrew after their first move met with quick and intense backlash.

Trump did not receive the memo

Even after news broke that GOP officials in Wayne County had withdrawn, Trump took to Twitter to celebrate the fact that the Detroit area failed to certify the results.

"Impressive! Michigan just refused to confirm the election results!" Trump said like it was a good thing. "The US is proud!"

Impressive! Michigan just refused to confirm the election results! Having courage is a beautiful thing. The USA are proud!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020

In another tweet, Trump said, “Flip Michigan back to TRUMP. Unsurprisingly, Detroit is facing enormous problems! "

Switch Michigan back to TRUMP. Unsurprisingly, Detroit is facing enormous problems! https://t.co/RHhuoSMICg

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020

It is good news – and a victory for democracy – that the will of the people will ultimately prevail in Michigan.

But the fact that Wayne County's Republicans even flirted with the idea of ​​blocking votes from the Detroit area is shameful.

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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.

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