The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Detroit vs. Crooked Canvassers

Nov 23, 2020

When Trump’s friends on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refused to certify Biden’s victory in Michigan, they met with real opposition from Michigan voters attending a virtual public meeting. The canvassers claimed that Wayne County’s votes should not be counted because there were discrepancies of one or two votes in some Detroit precincts that are 80% black. But they agreed to certify the results of the Wayne County suburbs, including Livonia, which is 95% white and had MORE vote discrepancies!

At that point, those people attending this virtual public meeting went off on the Republican canvassers. Person after person blasted them, calling them out for their attempted voter suppression, their lack of integrity and their naked racism. After an hour of this, the Republican challengers abruptly changed course and voted to certify.

Moral of this story? The most effective way to turn back a cowardly attack is to turn out numbers ready to fight.