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Trump: Michigan Republican officials were ‘threatened, screamed at and viciously harassed, and were forced to change their vote’

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Tuesday night in Wayne County, Michigan, the Board of Canvassers could not come to an agreement on certifying the election votes.

The Republicans had concerns that a large number of Detroit precincts were “out of balance,” meaning that the numbers of voters who signed into polling places did not match the number of ballots there. Many GOP leaders and the White House voiced their concerns about the findings.

In response, Donald Trump tweeted, “Michigan just refused to certify the election results! Having courage is a beautiful thing. The USA stands proud!”

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A few hours later, the vote reconsideration took place.

Under a revised motion, the canvassers voted to unanimously certify the Wayne County election results but demanded a “comprehensive audit” by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

The Republican canvassers agreed to certify the results after the promise of an audit but it didn’t come easily. According to reports the Republicans were under enormous pressure from the left to certify the results.

By Wednesday morning, President Trump reacted to the election certification, saying on Twitter that the canvassers were “threatened, screamed at and viciously harassed, and were forced to change their vote.”

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Jonathan Kinloch, one of two Democrats on the board, said the audit will commence after the Board of State Canvassers certifies Michigan election results, which could happen as soon as Nov. 23. 

Monica Palmer, one of the two Republicans on the board, initially said that she did not “have faith that the poll books are complete and accurate” and said the compromise addressed her concerns.

“I appreciate putting our heads together to come to a solution,” Palmer said.

You can follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment

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Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.

In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.

“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”

The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”

Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.

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