'Stop the count': Crowd tries to storm Detroit convention centre

‘Stop the count’: Crowd tries to storm Detroit convention centre


‘Stop the count’: Crowd tries to storm Detroit convention centre

‘Stop the count’: Crowd tries to storm Detroit convention centre

A group of “stop the count” protestors tried to storm their way into a Detroit convention centre where ballots are being processed, NBC News reports, with guards asking the crowd to get back and pizza boxes covering the window to obstruct view of the counting inside.

In video of the incident, posted by NBC News reporter Steve Patterson, a crowd can be seen, masks on and phones out, trying to surge into the building. In the chaos, a voice van be heard saying, “There’s a woman on the ground, just wait a minute.”

An official steps out and announces he’s from the state health department, which is met with jeers from the crowd and a man audibly saying, “Oh my god,” in apparent dissatisfaction.

In another video posted shortly afterwards, protestors can be seen banging on windows outside the convention centre.

According to Mr Patterson, the crowd said they were poll challengers, and claimed there weren’t enough non-partisan election watchers inside the counting room.

Thought the group’s political affiliation wasn’t immediately clear, the president recently sued Michigan to stop vote counting there, and has made continued false claims about voter fraud and the integrity of the election. 


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