Michigan Republicans replace local election officials in ‘unprecedented’ trend

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The Detroit News

LANSING, Mich. — Republican Party leaders across the battleground state of Michigan have quietly worked in recent weeks to replace incumbent county election officials with newcomers, some of whom have sought to undermine the public’s faith in the 2020 vote. The trend focuses on four-member county canvassing boards, the bipartisan panels in charge of verifying records and importantly, certifying results. It comes in the midst of an internal party struggle over whether to accept Democratic President Joe Biden’s win last year. On Nov. 1, two members of each board — one Republican and one Democrat…

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