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Ballot counting finishes at TCF Center in Detroit

DETROIT – The 2020 General Election is still too close to call. As the race for the White House continues, several states remain up for grabs. As of noon Thursday, former vice president Joe Biden is leading president Donald Trump with 264 electoral votes to 214. Several battleground states have...
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60-foot Christmas tree brings ‘joy, comfort and hope’ as it arrives in downtown Detroit

DETROIT – Tensions are high in Detroit and across the United States as the presidential election hangs in the balance and the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But a sign of unity arrived in the Motor City on Wednesday when a Christmas tree arrived at Campus Martius Park ahead of the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony, which is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Nov. 20.
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Michigan GOP lawyer alleges ballot misconduct at TCF Center in Detroit

LANSING — A lawyer who worked Tuesday's election as a Republican poll challenger is alleging ballot counting misconduct in Detroit, based on an interaction she said she had with an election worker at TCF Center, the location in the city where absentee ballots were counted. The allegation was filed Thursday...
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Trump files suit in Michigan to stop ballot counting

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign filed a lawsuit seeking to halt ballot counting in Michigan Wednesday amid a contentious vote-counting scene in Detroit and ahead of Democratic candidate Joe Biden being declared the battleground state's winner. The suit, which was filed in Michigan's Court of Claims, wants Michigan's count stopped...
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Detroit's Proposal N blight bond heads toward passage

Detroit — As the city's $250 million bond proposal headed toward passage Wednesday, Mayor Mike Duggan said he knew it would pass by "a big margin." With 503 of 637 precincts reporting, the 30-year bond issue — Proposal N, as in neighborhoods — was receiving a 70.3% "yes" vote Wednesday evening.
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Metro Detroit Weather: Record high within reach Thursday

DETROIT – Good Thursday morning!. We have very mild temps around all of Metro Detroit as you head out to temps in the upper 40s and mainly 50s. Skies are partly cloudy and will keep filling in with more clouds through the morning. That will keep our blanket of insolation and keep temps right where they are through the morning. Roads are dry, and our skies will likely stay that way for a while.
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Man killed in shootout with Detroit police

Detroit — A man was killed early Wednesday morning in Detroit during a shootout with police that spanned "multiple locations," police said. Officer Holly Lance, a Detroit Police Department spokesman, said Chief James Craig is expected to hold a press conference later Wednesday on the fatal shooting. Lance said the...
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After smooth voting day in Detroit, final tally expected Wednesday

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey reported few problems with counting votes Tuesday night, and said the final numbers should be ready Wednesday evening. The principal Election Day controversy in Detroit, oddly, came from a courtroom in Washington, D.C. There, a federal judge ordered U.S. Postal Service officials on a search for undelivered ballots in Detroit and elsewhere, with instructions to send them to polling locations, post-haste.
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More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count

Police arrested dozens of people in Seattle, Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon overnight during protests demanding a tally of all votes in the US election, and smaller groups backing President Donald Trump returned to tabulation sites in closely contested states to insist counting be halted. In Seattle, seven people were arrested....
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Nationwide search yields few undelivered ballots and none in Detroit

U.S. Postal Service officials found only 13 undelivered ballots during a nationwide sweep — but none in Detroit — ordered by a federal judge overseeing a civil case raising questions about whether hundreds of thousands of completed ballots were never returned to polling locations. The ballots were found in Pennsylvania...
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Meet the Trumpers Who Went to Detroit to “Stop the Count”

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Marc Murawski, curly hair falling to his shoulders out of his floppy Make America Great Again hat, stood outside the TCF Center in downtown Detroit on Wednesday afternoon, telling everybody who’d listen that the president had been wronged. He had made the 45-minute trek here from Ann Arbor because treason was afoot.