Now Michigan! Two poll challengers sign affidavits swearing ballot fraud witnessed at troubled Detroit center

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DETROIT, MI – The accuracy of the 2020 Presidential election count is again under fire in Detroit after new claims of ballot tampering. The latest claims were made by two observers at the TCF Convention Center witnessing the absentee ballot count process.

The observers have signed affidavits swearing they witnessed workers adding the names of thousands of ineligible voters to the eligible voter database to allow their ballots to be counted. 

Bob Cushman, a 70-year-old General Motors retiree from South Lyon, worked at the center as a trained poll challenger for the Republican Party. His job was to verify the accuracy and legitimacy of the votes counted at the location.

In a filed affidavit, Cushman challenged the legitimacy of that vote claiming he observed election workers entering ineligible voters into an electron system design to check ballots against a valid voter database.

According to news reports, Cushman wrote:

“The main list of persons who had registered to vote on or before November 1, 2020, was listed on an electronic poll book, often referred to as the QVF. As I understand it, the Supplemental Sheets were the lists of persons who had registered to vote on November 2, 2020 or November 3, 2020.

“I observed that none of the names on these new ballots were on the QVF or the Supplemental Sheets. I saw the computer operators at several counting boards manually adding the names and addresses of these thousands of ballots to the QVF system.

“When I asked what the possible justification was to counting ballots from unknown, unverified ‘persons,’ I was told by election supervisors that the Wayne County Clerk’s Office had “checked them out.

“I challenged not one ballet, but the entire process as the names were not in the Poll Books or Supplemental Sheets and because the DOB’s were all wrong, all being marked as 01-01-1900.”

Cushman’s claim was supported by another affidavit sworn by non-partisan poll challenger Lori Levin. She wrote in her affidavit:

“The person opening ballots was in the middle of this table and when she would scan the ballot it would not come up in the electronic poll book. I then insisted they had to be in the paper pollbook and I needed to verify.

“She would hover entirely over the paper pollbook with her body and sometimes check a name and other times not check a name but refused to let me see this. They would then manually enter the name and often a birthdate of 01/01/1900.”

Levin continued the affidavit:

“And I can tell by the way the lady’s hovering over the book and fumbling and she’d kind of look over at her other worker and kind of shake her head knowing that they know that it’s not in the book.”

Poll challengers are different than poll watchers.

A poll watcher is appointed by a political party or candidate to ensure their party has a fair chance to win an election.

A poll challenger is someone who can challenge a person’s legitimacy to vote and must base the challenge on knowledge. Their claim cannot be based on assumptions.

These claims of vote tampering are only the latest lodged against election workers at the TCF Center. 

On Wednesday, November 4, chaos erupted outside the center when Detroit police blocked poll workers from entering the convention center’s counting-room to observed ballot counting.

Authorities claimed that both Republican and Democratic parties had exceeded the maximum of 134 challengers authorized by law. Arguments and shouting began between the poll workers and poll challengers, and police were called in.

When police locked the doors to prevent the poll challengers from entering, the challengers began banging on windows and shouting. Election workers began covering windows with cardboard preventing the challengers from observing inside the room.

Nick Sinishtaj, a Republican challenger at the center said:

“They’re escorting us out like bouncers for a nightclub. When you walk in, they ask what party you’re affiliated with and as soon as you say GOP, they say, ‘Both are at capacity.’ Well, if that was the case, why did you ask what my party was in the first place?”

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Watch: Detroit workers block windows, bar observers from watching absentee ballot counting 

November 5, 2020

 

DETROIT, MI – If the 2020 election season has proven anything, it’s that there’s a prevalent trust issue ongoing between voters and those responsible with tallying the votes.

In Detroit on the evening of November 4th, this notion was further cemented when reportedly conservative voters converged where the absentee ballots were being counted, only to find talliers covering up the windows of the building so no one could see inside.

Detroit had opted to utilize the TCF Center to get absentee ballots counted, which is where the crowd of conservatives had gathered outside of the building.

The overall optics of the entire display aren’t favorable to either party involved – as the arrival of the conservative voters betrays that voters don’t trust that ballots are being tabulated properly.

And with poll workers literally covering up windows within the building can cause onlookers to internally ask themselves “why do they have to hide?

Fox News correspondent Matt Finn shared some details regarding the taping up of the windows at the Detroit TCF Center, writing the following on Twitter:

“Some of the windows remain blocked off. I asked a few people who taped them up and why, no clear answer. A few poll challengers / workers tell us they feel there wasn’t a fair number of repubs and dems in this room.”

In a follow up tweet, Finn shared that an attorney for the City of Detroit informed him that the taping up of the windows was meant to address concerns over the “people outside”:

“An attorney for the city of Detroit, Lawrence Garcia, tells me he ordered some of the windows be covered because some of the workers nearest the windows felt concerned with people outside potentially filming them or ballots. Not all the windows were blocked.”

Once again, these are generally bad optics for all involved, as the protesters will get painted as some sort of lunatic group of people and those concealing the windows will be painted as swindlers.

Additional video surfaced, showing the group outside of the building engaging in chants such as “stop the vote”.

It’s unclear exactly how many people had gathered outside of the TCF Center, but it appears to have been at least a few dozen individuals. In taking a break from the cadenced “stop the vote” chants from earlier, the group had then opted to start chanting “stop the count”.

Instances of some people either aggressively tapping or smacking the windows was also caught on video, but nothing rose to the level of any damage befalling the actual windows themselves.

The election, the voting process, the tallying – no one is seemingly trusting of another when it pertains to this election. As a result, this is what is playing out in various areas across the country.

 

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