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Example 10

Example 10

Example 10

<span style="font-size:22px;">Tension in Detroit's counting board did not impact vote tabulation</span>

Unfortunately, organizations aligned with President Trump did not seem to know that it is standard practice for absentee ballots to arrive at counting boards several hours after polls have closed. They urged supporters to go to Detroit’s counting board to challenge alleged fraud. When hundreds arrived, what had been a calm, bipartisan process before polls closed was transformed into a contentious melee. Many of the newly arrived challengers and observers had not participated in training provided by Detroit officials, and some began issuing challenges not allowed under Michigan election law or instigating conflict with election workers. This resulted in unfortunate interpersonal interactions based on a lack of trust, but did not impact the actual tabulation of votes. In fact, Michigan law requires that challenged ballots are counted as normal, but marked so that they can be retrieved if necessary. Some challengers were eventually escorted out by law enforcement.