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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:11 PM

Julie Moroney: I was at the TCF Center in Detroit yesterday as a non-partisan poll challenger.

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She demanded that the poll workers stop what they were doing and backup all computers in case of power outage or tornado(?). Just baseless, bad faith challenges to slow the process. And after Trump filed his lawsuit and MI was called for Biden, the GOP strategy shifted to
Challenge every single ballot. I know this because I overheard their organizers pass on the new message. They didnt even pretend to have a reason for doing so, just repeated “I challenge this ballot; I challenge that ballot” over and over again as the poll workers tried to count.
At one point, my good friend and law school classmate @sumnertruax looked over at me and said “this is not how democracy is supposed to work.” It was so true, and so sad.

The optics of it all weren’t lost on me either. Picture a huge space filled with predominantly Black poll workers just trying to do their gd jobs while white MI GOP challengers hovered over them, yelling at them that they’re wrong, doing a bad job, or committing crimes.
The harassment and intimidation — both from the GOP challengers in the room and the GOP supporters banging on the windows trying to get in — is seared onto my brain. Security guards had to escort us out a side entrance so we could leave the building safely.

One of the most jarring things was stepping outside of the building and seeing the sun set across the river in Canada. The juxtaposition of exiting the epicenter of “American democracy” that felt more like mob rule and seeing the Canadian flag gently flap in the wind a mile away,
An example of a functioning democracy...the irony was painful. I left exhausted, but mostly just sad. I love America, but some of you make it so hard.

How did we get to a place where you challenge other people’s ballots simply because you believe they voted for the other guy? How did we get to a place where you file a lawsuit claiming lack of access, when you have 100+ challengers in there fucking shit up? How did we get to a
Place where youre so deep into conspiracy theories that you claim ballots are coming out of thin air when you are there, witnessing the process, and doing everything in your power to impede it? Go home. And let the incredible, hard-working and honest poll workers #CountEveryVote




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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:16 PM

1. Give those people a bonus and a medal. How is it those aholes can challenge without

reason? Besides the obvious excuse of being brain dead. Toxic.

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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:19 PM

2. And people wonder why it's taking so long in some states.

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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:19 PM

3. Bless you. You are doing a good job. The GOP'S are acting like jerks.

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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:22 PM

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