In 2020, two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers sought to reverse their votes to certify the election in their county. They were bullied into certifying the election results and were promised in exchange for their concerns that Secretary of State would assure them by conducting a full audit of out -of-balance precincts. The audit was never completed.
Public comments against the two Republicans included the following: "I just want to let you know that the Trump stink and stain of racism that you, William Hartmann and Monica Palmer, have just covered yourself in is going to follow you throughout history," local resident Ned Staebler told the board members.
"Your grandchildren are going to think of you like Bull Connor or George Wallace. Monica Palmer and William Hartmann will forever be known in southeastern Michigan as two racists who did something so unprecedented that they disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Black voters in the city of Detroit.”
Clearly, these Republicans had a right to rescind their original vote given the inappropriate and outrageous threats and duress they were subjected to.
More recently in 2022, two members of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors were threatened lawsuit by then-Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs nominate her as governor of Arizona.