Republicans In Michigan Have Replaced Election Officials Who Certified Biden's Win : Consider This from NPR Bipartisan members who serve on state and county boards of canvassers in Michigan have an important job: certifying the results of elections, making them official.

In 2020, Former President Trump and his allies urged them not to certify as part of his campaign to undermine and overturn the presidential election, even though Joe Biden won Michigan by more than 154,000 votes.

Since then, local GOP leaders have replaced many of the Republican canvassers who upheld their oaths and voted to certify the results for Biden.

Michelle Voorheis, a Republican canvasser in Genessee County until last year, is one of them. She says she wasn't re-nominated because she pushed back against false allegations of election fraud.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Republicans In Michigan Have Replaced Election Officials Who Certified Biden's Win

Republicans In Michigan Have Replaced Election Officials Who Certified Biden's Win

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Republican Michelle Voorheis voted to certify the 2020 election results as a Genessee County canvasser. Then the local Republican Party replaced her. Elaine Cromie for NPR hide caption

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Republican Michelle Voorheis voted to certify the 2020 election results as a Genessee County canvasser. Then the local Republican Party replaced her.

Elaine Cromie for NPR

Bipartisan members who serve on state and county boards of canvassers in Michigan have an important job: certifying the results of elections, making them official.

In 2020, Former President Trump and his allies urged them not to certify as part of his campaign to undermine and overturn the presidential election, even though Joe Biden won Michigan by more than 154,000 votes.

Since then, local GOP leaders have replaced many of the canvassers who upheld their oaths and voted to certify the results for Biden — even canvassers who are members of their own party.

Michelle Voorheis, a Republican canvasser in Genessee County until last year, is one of them. She says she wasn't re-nominated because she pushed back against false allegations of election fraud.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Connor Donevan and Karen Zamora. It was edited by Ashley Brown and Courtney Dorning. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.