DETROIT (AP) — William Hartmann, a Republican member of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers has died after battling COVID-19.
William Hartmann’s death this week was reported to the Michigan Republican Party, spokesman Gustavo Portela said.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Where are the Female CEOs in Michigan?
Hartmann, 63, was a member of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, a low profile panel that briefly burst into the national spotlight a year ago when it tied, 2-2, and failed to certify election results.
But Hartmann and fellow GOP member Monica Palmer changed course that same night after a wave of harsh criticism during the public comment period of the Zoom meeting.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
Hartmann insisted that he didn’t bow to pressure but changed his vote only after being assured that a post-election audit would be conducted.
Earlier in November, Hartmann’s sister told Facebook friends that her brother was on a ventilator with pneumonia-related to COVID-19.MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
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