In key states, Republicans were critical of Trump’s election narrative

But nonetheless, they rejected Mr Trump and issued a statement shortly after leaving the White House confirming that they had not seen any evidence that would change the outcome of the election and leave the winner of the referendum.

But the Trump team insisted on any routine mistakes or far-reaching accusations to advance the case. In one of the districts in Rochester Hills, Oakland County, votes were posted to the absentee account and then to the personal summary without first being removed from the number of absentees.

The mistake was quickly caught and corrected before the results became official, but Ronna McDaniel, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said that “due to a typo, we found 2,000 ballots that Democrats, i.e. Republicans, received. “

Ms. Barton, who had served as an official for the Rochester Hills for eight years, heard Ms. McDaniel’s remark from a reporter and immediately sought it out on social media to refute the “categorically false” allegation. “As a Republican, I am disturbed that this is being deliberately mischaracterized to undermine the electoral process,” Ms. Barton said in a video posted on Twitter that was viewed more than 1.2 million times.

Ms. Barton, 49, is another graduate of Liberty University, where she earned a master’s degree after graduating from Great Lakes University in Michigan. He publishes Bible verses on the Internet and said, “God commands my steps”. He worked for eight years as a deputy clerk in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield before being appointed to the post in Rochester Hills, earning the respect of both Republicans and Democrats.

At first, he was reluctant to enforce Ms. McDaniel’s claim by answering, but decided she had no choice. “In conveying the truth, I started to open myself to criticism, and if I ever thought about going again, it would have an impact,” he said. “But the real cost was in the confidence of the electorate. I told my deputy that these things need to be put aside and I have to tell the truth. “

She soon became the target of shameful and threatening emails and phone calls, and while she comforted that she was safe because her husband was deputy sheriff, the home security system was nonetheless upgraded. “It’s just devastating to see what was the answer to our profession and how we came as a country to think that violence and the threat is the answer,” he said.