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Trump pushes for Wayne county ballots to be thrown out

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The Trump campaign is still attempting to throw out ballots cast in Wayne County. Canvassers approved election results on Tuesday.
According to the Associated Press, President Trump personally called two Republican canvassers after initially rejecting Wayne County’s election certification Tuesday even though they finally approved the ballot count later that night.

The next day, the GOP board members signed an affidavit attempting to rescind that certification. Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani says Detroit plays a critical role in the Trump campaign’s strategy. 

“You see it changes the result of the election in Michigan if you take out Wayne County,” said Giuliani.

There were more than 870-thousand ballots cast in Wayne County. A spokesperson for the Michigan Secretary of State says there is no legal basis to rescind the Wayne County canvassers’ action.  The next step is for the Board of State Canvassers to meet and certify Michigan’s election.