Only LEGAL votes must count, in Michigan and elsewhere

The trauma afflicting our country following the presidential elections a fortnight ago has been evident in microcosm in the Board of Canvassers of Wayne County, Michigan this week.

Numerous voting “irregularities” have been uncovered in Detroit, the county’s largest city. Consequently, two Republican members of the canvassing board, Chairman Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, initially declined to certify the results.

Then, they agreed to do so after being subjected to virulent, personal attacks – including charges of racism and, in the case of the Chairperson, apparent doxing – by, among others, a newly elected state representative endorsed by a Muslim Brotherhood front group. Yesterday, faced with still-more electoral shenanigans, they changed their minds again.

In Michigan, as in other contested states, every legal vote must count – and none that aren’t. Kudos to those striving for such an outcome. Its saboteurs must be held accountable.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.