“I would have liked to have finished this recount because what he showed before he was stopped was very little of a problem,” Ms Matuzak said. “My biggest fear now is that whatever we do, there will be people who will never believe it was a fair election.”
Norm ShinkleWilliamston, 70, an open supporter of Mr. Trump near Lansing, is volunteering for the campaign and is even singing the national anthem at the president’s demonstration in Michigan last month.
He has long served as a politician in Michigan in the past. His wife, Mary Shinkle, was a pollster at the TCF Center in Detroit this year, where the votes of those absent were counted and a statement was made about the tense environment there.
Mr. Shinkle, who was appointed to the board in 2008, said he had concerns about the counting of votes in Wayne County, particularly in Detroit, and that the investigation there was acceptable. He also said he received hundreds of phone calls and emails from people who put pressure on him to verify or not to verify the results. He said he hadn’t heard of Mr. Trump or his campaign.
Mr Shinkle said his time as a judge at the Michigan Tax Tribunal taught him that he could not choose to see both sides of the case. He said he planned to do that.
“I’m just focusing on Monday and going through all the information in the meeting,” he said. “No one knows how the vote will go. But I just have to do my best based on ethical and legal considerations. “
Aaron Van LangeveldeThe 30-year-old Charlotte in mid-Michigan has an unknown amount on the board. He was appointed in 2018 and declined interview requests from The New York Times and other press outlets.