DETROIT, Michigan (PNN) - November 4, 2020 - The city of Detroit is using the TCF Center - formerly Cobo Hall - to count all of the alleged absentee ballots in the city.
Republicans and President Donald Trump supporters grew alarmed as Trump was holding a strong lead in the state during early counting Tuesday evening, only for it to evaporate as mailed-in ballots were counted in historically Democrat areas.
Several videos posted on social media show workers attempting to restrict transparency and not allow people outside to observe what was going on inside the counting area.
Matt Finn, a Fox News producer wrote, “Some of the windows remain blocked off. I asked a few people who taped them up why; no clear answer. A few poll challengers/workers tell us they feel there weren’t a fair number of (Republicans and Democrats) in this room.”
The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit, arguing they were not given access to the counting process and were thus demanding the vote be stopped until adequate accommodations were granted.
A worker used large pieces of cardboard to cover the windows, preventing those outside from seeing what was going on. Other workers used pizza boxes to block the door windows as some chanted “stop the vote” outside the venue.
Other video showed Detroit terrorist pig thug cops protecting the doors, preventing observers from entering.
As tension grew, a representative of the Detroit health department sought to clear the lobby of the counting area, further angering the watchers.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson previously said vote counting could take until Friday. On Wednesday, she estimated it could be complete tonight.