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Recording Shows Trump Pressed Michigan Republicans To Not Certify Election Results: Report

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Recording Shows Trump Pressed Michigan Republicans To Not Certify Election Results: Report
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Former President Donald Trump was recorded pressing two Wayne County, Michigan, election canvassers to not certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, the Detroit News reported Thursday.

According to four recordings listened to by the Detroit News, which were reportedly made by a person present during the conversation, the then-president and Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chair, spoke with Monica Palmer and William Hartmann —Republican members of the county’s Board of Canvassers — on Nov. 17, 2020. At the time, Trump was falsely claiming the election had been stolen from him, filing dozens of unsuccessful lawsuits based on unfounded claims of voter fraud.

During a meeting of the election board earlier that day, Palmer and Hartmann had refusedto certify the county’s election results, which showed Democrat Joe Biden beating Trump. They eventually reversed their decision during that same meeting after public outcry, agreeing to support certification.

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