Enterprise, AL–Alabama’s District 2 Congressman-elect Barry Moore expressed his support for two Wayne County, Michigan election officials who rescinded earlier votes to certify the Presidential election vote tallies in their county.

Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chairwoman Monica Palmer and William C. Hartmann faced threats and accusations of racism after they initially refused to certify the vote due to discrepancies in ballot counts. After being given assurances that an audit would be carried out, they agreed to certify the vote on Tuesday, only to rescind it Wednesday evening. The two said that they later found out that no audit was being done, and this was one of their motivations for rescinding their certifications.

Should the Michigan Board of State Canvassers also refuse to certify the election results, the Michigan Legislature would have the duty under the Constitution to elect the state’s representatives to the Electoral College.

Moore said in a statement:

“I’m heartened by the courageous stands Monica Palmer and William C. Hartmann have taken in support of honest and fair elections. Our democracy depends on our confidence in the integrity of the electoral process, and these last few days have seen that confidence shaken. Their courage gives me hope that, when this is all over, we will have that confidence restored.

“We must see that every legal ballot is counted, and every illegal ballot is discarded. Right now there are too many odd coincidences, statistical anomalies and sworn statements alleging voter fraud for many of us to be comfortable with the election. Even if he weren’t on the ballot, President Trump would have an obligation to pursue answers to these issues for the sake of the nation, and I fully support his ongoing efforts to do just that.

“Our prayers are with the Palmer and Hartmann families today, and we hope that they will be safe. The abuse and threats they’ve been subjected to, especially those against their children, are beyond vile. Their courage is an example to us all.”

Moore will be sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress on January 3rd.

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