On Tuesday, the Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refused to certify the results in Detroit, throwing a monkey wrench into the process of making President-elect Joe Biden's win in the state official.
In a lengthy thread on Twitter, civil rights activist and American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee policy director Abed Ayoub took a deep dive into the apparent social media posts of one of the GOP canvassers, William Hartmann — and uncovered a trove of racism, Islamophobia, and conspiracy theories, even as he is tasked with certifying the vote count of a city with a majority Black population and one of the nation's largest Muslim communities.
Let’s talk about @HartmannDude - 1 of 2 Wayne County Cnvsr refusing to certify results. A look at his Twitter and F… https://t.co/7jIVZEcFZd— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1605661672.0
This guys twitter account and Facebook is filled with conspiracy theories and racist posts. He absolutely hates Ara… https://t.co/smoybWoSc8— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1605662274.0
This guy made up his mind months ago. https://t.co/pceuMkzkJy— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1605662496.0
This guy defended Roy Moore. And thinks Bill Barr is William Wallace. https://t.co/TJgleIT9pC— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1605662951.0
For good measure, Ayoub also uncovered social media activity from the other GOP canvasser, Monica Palmer, including her liking a tweet stating the United States isn't a democracy.
Pulling in facts about Wayne County Cnvsr @monicaspalmer - likes a tweet that says the US is not a democracy. Gives… https://t.co/240hSlZo6Z— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1605664283.0