Trump praises Michigan Republicans for blocking Detroit certification — moments after they backed down
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On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise Michigan after a pair of Republican canvassers in Wayne County voted to block the certification of election results in Detroit — something that could potentially have complicated the process of confirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state.

However, minutes before Trump's tweet, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers had voted to reverse this decision and certify Detroit votes — pending an audit from the Michigan secretary of state to correct minor clerical errors in the precinct-level results.