Late into the afternoon on Wednesday, nearly a full 24 hours after many of the polls closed across this nation, a chaotic scene was unfolding in Detroit.
Michigan was always likely to be a battleground state in 2020, after incumbent President Donald Trump flipped it back in 2016. Previously, states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin comprised what many in the media referred to as “The Blue Wall”, reliably bequeathing their electoral votes to the Democratic Party.
Trump changed all that, and put those places back into the bag of swing states that could carry him to a second term.
Now, as Trump looks poised to challenge the results of the election in Michigan, his supporters have been making a bit of a scene in Detroit.
One video on Twitter from outside the TCF center showed crowds yelling “Stop the vote!”
Video shared by NBC News correspondent Steve Patterson showed a large group of the “stop the count” demonstrators trying to push their way into the hall where poll workers were counting ballots.
Some people banged on the glass as workers continued to tally votes.
Footage of the scene was soon trending on Twitter.
They’re being blocked by guards at the door.
— Steve Patterson (@PattersonNBC) November 4, 2020
— Salwan Georges (@salwangeorges) November 4, 2020
Twitter has been labeling and throttling tweets by President Trump in which he has made electoral claims of victory not yet recognized by the Associated Press.
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