Michigan Republicans backtrack on blocking vote certification after bipartisan panel erupts
A bipartisan panel in Michigan's largest county unanimously certified its presidential results on Tuesday night, a stunning reversal hours after Republicans had temporarily blocked certification based on dubious claims of voting irregularities in Detroit.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discusses how the process will proceed in certifying Michigan's election results now that Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers have reversed their deadlocking votes. Aired on 11/17/2020. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis extended online voter registration on Tuesday night after the online system crashed for several hours leading up to the deadline. Several voting rights groups have since filed lawsuits, claiming the extension was not enough time. WFOR investigative reporter Jim DeFede joined CSBN to explain why the system crash may be related to pop star Ariana Grande, and how Floridians are preparing for the upcoming election. Michigan State Representative Christine Greig talks with Rachel Maddow about being skeptical of the ability of state Republicans to honor the election results in the face of pressure from Donald Trump, and her faith that the courts will uphold democracy where Republicans fail. Aired on 11/20/2020. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tells NBC's Cynthia McFadden that "no candidate, no campaign, no political party is going to stop us from counting every vote in Michigan."