County Resolves Election Deadlock After Explosive Allegations

The Wayne County Board of Canvassers voted in favor of certifying the county’s election results after a 2-2 deadlock earlier Tuesday evening, numerous sources reported.

The second unanimous vote came after two Republicans voted against certification earlier in the day, but later switched positions. The board also agreed to direct Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to conduct an audit of precincts in the county that had discrepancies, according to CBS News reporter Adam Brewster.

The vote comes amid a lawsuit that alleges local elections officials oversaw fraud in Detroit, specifically at the TFC Center, according to the Detroit Free Press. The Michigan Court of Appeals rejected the lawsuit and thus the request to delay the certification.

Republican challengers have alleged that Detroit election workers included ballots cast by ineligible voters and ballots received past the return deadline.

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