'Karen Was Upset': Trump Suit Cites Mostly Trivial Complaints By GOP Poll-Watchers - 2020-11-11
Late Tuesday, President Donald Trump's campaign announced a lawsuit focused on "irregularities, incompetence, and unlawful vote counting" in Detroit, a city that helped President-elect Joe Biden win Michigan and the presidency.
But HuffPost's review of 234 pages of affidavits released by the Trump campaign — which White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was waving around on Fox News Monday night — found only a mix of routine election issues, complaints about lines of sight and social distancing measures, and an environment supposedly hostile to white Republican poll watchers who seemed ready to treat any and all actions by election workers as nefarious criminal activity.
The day after the election, Trump supporters gathered at TCF Center in Detroit to chant "Stop the count" and bang on windows as election workers went about their jobs. There was even a bomb threat against the facility. Because all the ballots weren't yet counted, Republicans falsely believed that Trump had won Michigan. (Biden now leads in the state by an enormous margin: more than 146,000 votes.)