Can liberal party officials actually harass Republicans into certifying county election results? It looks that way in Michigan, where a sudden decision to formalize Wayne County's tally has onlookers shaking their heads. For days, the two parties were at loggerheads, voting 2-2 to keep the results from being finalized. That all changed overnight -- and now, we may know why: the GOP canvassers and their families were threatened, doxxed, and shamed.
Conservatives can be called racist for anything these days, including, it turns out, asking for a fair and honest election. In a shocking exchange, all caught on video, a Democratic state representative-elect used a public Zoom meeting Tuesday to unleash his fury at the chairwoman of the Wayne County Board of Elections, and even outing the woman's daughter as a target.
"You, Ms. Monica Palmer from Grosse Pointe Woods, which has a history of racism, are deciding to enable and continue to perpetuate the racist history of this country, and I want you to think about what that means for your kids," Abraham Aiyash said, telling the public where to find her children at school. The threat, hardly veiled, stunned people across the county. "You are standing here today, telling folks that black Detroit should not have their votes counted," he went on. "You are certainly showing that you are a racist. You may say that you are not. You may claim that you are not. But let's be very clear, your words today, and your actions today made it clear that you are okay with silencing the votes of an 80 percent African-American city."
After the meeting ended, both Republican board members changed their votes. the Detroit News noted, the vote took place during a sudden "video outage." When the stream came back on, Republican member William Hartmann said the certification had passed unanimously.
Early this morning, when the video started making its rounds, Aiyash tried to claim he hadn't done anything wrong. "Folks spread a fake story that I threatened and 'doxxed' Monica Palmer. Y'all, I didn't even know what doxxing was. Now the attacks won't stop!" Of course, he knew exactly what he was doing, since Democrats across social media congratulated him for it. "Public pressure works!" tweeted an attorney on the Joe Biden side.
Nor was Aiyash the only one. A wild rant by another Wayne County official had an even more menacing message. "Just know that when you try to sleep tonight, that millions of people around the world now on Twitter know the name Monica Palmer and William Hartmann as two people completely racist and without an understanding of what integrity means or a shred of human decency... The Trump stink, the stain of racism [of] you, William Hartmann and Monica Palmer, will follow you throughout history."
This is the same radical Left who wants Americans to believe this is a neutral process. Public bullying and jeopardizing people's lives is about as undemocratic as it gets. Make no mistake: this is still a very political environment. And if this kind of pressure is happening in Michigan, I guarantee that it's a strategy all across the country. Liberal activists will do anything to throw Republicans off the scent of fraud or corruption. But unfortunately for them, all they've done in the meantime is expose who they really are.