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Footage shows supporters of Donald Trump chanting 'stop the count' as they tried to storm into a Detroit polling centre where ballots were being processed for the US election:
The crowd could be seen gathering outside the TCF Center as workers attempted to tally the ballots on Wednesday (4 November). Security guards had refused entry to any more poll watchers attempting to access the counting room.
Meanwhile, pro-Democrat protesters outside held up banners that insisted every vote should be counted.
The Detroit Free Press reports that outrage ensued after poll watchers were not allowed to re-enter as the room was over capacity.
Republican supporters claimed that being denied access meant the people inside were disproportionately Democratic, but others in the group noticed Democrats had been kept out as well.
After all the chaos, Joe Biden - the Democratic nominee - came out on top and won the state of Michigan on Wednesday.
Biden has also won Wisconsin and Arizona from the Republicans according to the Associated Press, which may have put him on track for victory in the US presidential election.
It puts Biden at 264 electoral votes, compared to Trump's 214 votes.
Biden appears hopeful he is going to become the 46th President of the United States. He said: "After a long night of counting, it's clear that we're winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
"I'm not here to declare that we've won. But I am here to report, when the counting is finished, we believe we will be the winners.
"But we have had hard campaigns before. We have faced hard times before. So, once this election is finalised and behind us, it will be time for us to do what we've always done as Americans.
"To put the harsh rhetoric of the campaign behind us. To lower the temperature. To see each other again. To listen to each other again. To hear each other again. To respect and care for one another again.
"To unite. To heal. To come together as a nation."
Donald Trump's campaign team filed a lawsuit to halt vote counting in Michigan, claiming they had not been granted 'meaningful access' to observe ballot counting in some location.
Our lawyers have asked for "meaningful access", but what good does that do? The damage has already been done to the integrity of our system, and to the Presidential Election itself. This is what should be discussed!
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
Campaign manager Bill Stepien said: "President Trump's campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.
"We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted.
"We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else."
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