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Republican who voted against certifying Detroit vote blasted for racism by civil rights activist

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at November 17, 2020 Tags: , , , , , ,


On Tuesday, the Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refused to certify the results in Detroit, throwing a monkey wrench into the process of making President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the state official.

In a lengthy thread on Twitter, civil rights activist and American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee policy director Abed Ayoub took a deep dive into the apparent social media posts of one of the GOP canvassers, William Hartmann — and uncovered a trove of racism, Islamophobia, and conspiracy theories, even as he is tasked with certifying the vote count of a city with a majority Black population and one of the nation’s largest Muslim communities.

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For good measure, Ayoub also uncovered social media activity from the other GOP canvasser, Monica Palmer, including her liking a tweet stating the United States isn’t a democracy.

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