Detroit is among the most liberal American cities, and is impoverished by Leftist policies. It is the largest city in the state of Michigan, and the 11th most populous city in the United States. It has a population of 871,121 and is 138 square miles in size. Founded by French explorer Antoine Cadillac on July 24, 1701 as Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the city reached a peak population of about 1.85 million in 1950, but has now declined to less than half that. It is part of the American Rust Belt, a group of formerly prosperous cities that, due to mismanagement, became so beholden to liberal interests that industry failed, for the most part. Social programs, of which there are many due to the poor economy in these cities, are a continuing drain on Detroit's finances and government.
Detroit's last Republican mayor was elected in 1959.
Designated as America's most liberal city, Detroit is predominantly Democrat. Every mayor in Detroit's recent history was a Democrat. Michigan is a more conservative state, though the population is centered in urban areas such as Detroit. While there are many more Republican counties in the state, Michigan has voted Democratic in every Presidential election after 1988 until Republican Donald Trump won the State of Michigan in 2016 by 0.23% of the vote (narrowest victory for a presidential candidate in Michigan electoral history) partly because of the very liberal politics of the state (see Kwame Kilpatrick).
Recorded ballot counts in 72% of Detroit's absentee voting precincts didn't match the number of ballots cast, spurring officials to ask the state to investigate ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Without an explanation from Detroit election workers for the mismatches, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers requested Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office to examine the "training and processes" used in Detroit's Aug. 4 primary, which one official described as a "perfect storm" of challenges. The board is charged with certifying election results.
In 46% of all Detroit's precincts — absentee and Election Day — vote counts were out of balance, according to information presented to the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. Specifically, the number of ballots tracked in precinct poll books did not match the number of ballots counted.
The situation could amplify the spotlight on absentee ballots in Michigan ahead of an election for which record levels of mail-in voting are expected and President Donald Trump raised concerns about how votes will be handled.
The election results for the primary weren't incorrect, said Jonathan Kinloch, a Democrat and one of the canvassing board's four members. But, he said, something had gone wrong in the process of tracking ballots precinct by precinct.
Having balanced precincts is particularly important in Michigan because precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted, according to state law. Instead, the original election results would stand.
Tens of thousands of absentee ballots arrived in large U.S. Postal Service boxes at the TCF Center in Detroit at 3:30am on November 4, 2020, the day after the 2020 Presidential election. The TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, is where the absentee ballots are counted for Wayne County, which is the home of Detroit.
Former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck wrote that the total number of ballots dumped on the counting board totaled 38,000:
|"Before the ballots showed up mysteriously at 3:30 am, no ballots had arrived at the TCF Center for over six hours, and many poll workers in the facility sat around with no work to do while getting paid hundreds of dollars by the state of Michigan.|
According to Michigan election law, all of these mail-in and absentee ballots had to be submitted before 8 PM on Tuesday night in order to be lawfully accepted and counted for the election. This means the city of Detroit potentially sat on these ballots for hours. The white van that arrived had the name of Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey emblazoned upon it as well as a logo and a phone number.
At 4am, a Ferrari, and a Chrysler van with out of state plates pulled into the Detroit TCF facility (formerly Cobo Hall) with ballots inside the vehicles. Poll watcher Connie Johnson testified:
“As they started counting the ballots, he was astonished that every single ballot, literally 100 percent of 130,000 ballots, were all Biden ballots that hadn’t been delivered to the precinct before the cut off time. We literally have people that watched it happen. We have poll challengers that have been barred from being able to go into this room to challenge ballots. We’ve had GOP members removed from the room....It’s really heartbreaking that this is what we have stooped to and allowed as a country. It is disgusting what is happening in Detroit. It’s about major fraud on a major scale… that was very well organized."
Republicans started off the morning with a few dozen GOP poll watchers. The party called in more workers. The number of GOP poll workers then climbed to several hundred by noon. There was a GOP watcher at nearly each table in the center. After they went to lunch the GoP poll watchers were not allowed back in. Democrat operatives became very hostile and threatening. Vote counters with BLM masks were allowed into the center.
In an October 2020 interview with ABC 7 News, Winfrey set the stage to drag out the process:
|“We’re back in control, and we know that we will have nearly 10,000 poll workers that will be working with us to process ballots on election day, or election week is what we’re calling it now, because we know we’re going to be slow.”|
President Donald Trump had a sizable lead. Then suddenly Joe Biden jumped up 200,000 votes. The Trump campaign, as well as the U.S. Senate campaign of GOP businessman and Iraq war veteran John James, accused Michigan election officials of chicanery after thousands of ballots appeared in the middle of the night following Election Day. The campaigns also were outraged that GOP election observers were denied access to ballot counting facility in Detroit after poll workers placed large sheets of cardboard over windows, obscuring the public’s view.
Detroit Election Commission
|a.Defendants systematically processed and counted ballots from voters whose name failed to appear in either the Qualified Voter File (QVF) or in the supplemental sheets. When a voter’s name could not be found, the election worker assigned the ballot to a random name already in the QVF to a person who had not voted.
b.Defendants instructed election workers to not verify signatures on absentee ballots, to backdate absentee ballots, and to process such ballots regardless of their validity.
c.After election officials announced the last absentee ballots had been received, another batch of unsecured and unsealed ballots, without envelopes, arrived in trays at the TCF Center. There were tens of thousands of these absentee ballots, and apparently every ballot was counted and attributed only to Democratic candidates.
d.Defendants instructed election workers to process ballots that appeared after the election deadline and to falsely report that those ballots had been received prior to November 3, 2020 deadline.
e.Defendants systematically used false information to process ballots, such as using incorrect or false birthdays. Many times, the election workers inserted new names into the QVF after the election and recorded these new voters as having a birthdate of 1/1/1900.
f.On a daily basis leading up to the election, City of Detroit election workers and 4 Great Lakes Justice Center employees coached voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat party. These workers and employees encouraged voters to do a straight Democrat ballot. These election workers and employees went over to the voting booths with voters in order to watch them vote and coach them for whom to vote.
g.Unsecured ballots arrived at the TCF Center loading garage, not in sealed ballot boxes, without any chain of custody, and without envelopes.
h.Defendant election officials and workers refused to record challenges to their processes and removed challengers from the site if they politely voiced a challenge.
i.After poll challengers started discovering the fraud taking place at the TCF Center, Defendant election officials and workers locked credentialed challengers out of the counting room so they could not observe the process, during which time tens of thousands of ballots were processed.
j.Defendant election officials and workers allowed ballots to be duplicated by hand without allowing poll challengers to check if the duplication was accurate. In fact, election officials and workers repeatedly obstructed poll challengers from observing. Defendants permitted thousands of ballots to be filled out by hand and duplicated on-site without oversight from poll challengers.
Trump v. Michigan and Wayne County
Dr. Eric Quinell, Ph.D. analyzed the extraordinary increase in turnout from 2016 to 2020 in a relatively small subset of townships and precincts outside of Detroit in Wayne County and Oakland County, and more importantly how nearly 100% or more of all “new” voters from 2016 to 2020 voted for Biden. Using publicly available information from Wayne County and Oakland County, Dr. Quinell first found that for the votes received up to the 2016 turnout levels, the 2020 vote Democrat vs. Republican two-ways distributions (i.e., excluding third parties) tracked the 2016 Democrat vs. Republican distribution very closely, which was 55%-45% for Wayne County (outside Detroit) and 54%/46% for Oakland County.
However, after the 2016 turnout levels were reached, the Democrat vs. Republican vote share shifts decisively towards Biden by approximately 15 points, resulting in a 72%/28% D/R split for Oakland County and 70%/30% D/R split for Wayne County (outside of Detroit). What is even more anomalous – and suspicious – is the fact that nearly all of these “new” votes in excess of 2016 come from a small number of townships/precincts where the increased Biden vote share is nearly 100% or over 100% for Biden. For example, in the township of Livonia in Wayne County, Biden gained 3.2 voters for every 1 new Trump voter, and Biden receive 97% of all “new” votes over 2016 and 151% of all new voter registrations. In the township of Troy in Oakland County, the vote share shifted from 51%/49% in 2016 to 80%/20% in 2020 due to Biden receiving 98% of new votes above 2016 and 109% of new voter registrations. Looking county-wide, Biden gained 2.32 new voters over 2016 levels to every 1 new Trump voter in Wayne County (outside Detroit) and 2.54 additional new voters per Trump voter for Oakland County.
Based on these statistically anomalous results that occurred in a handful of townships in these two counties, Dr. Quinell’s model determined that there were 40,771 anomalous votes in Wayne County (outside Detroit) and 46,125 anomalous votes in Oakland County, for a total of nearly 87,000 anomalous votes or approximately 65% of Biden’s purported lead in Michigan.
The expert witness testimony of Russell James Ramsland, Jr. identified an event that occurred in Michigan on November 4, 2020 that is “physically impossible”. The “event" reflected in the data are “4 spikes totaling 384,733 ballots allegedly processed in a combined interval of 2 hour[s] and 38 minutes” for four precincts/townships in four Michigan counties (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb ne and Kent). Based on Mr. Ramsland’s analysis of the voting machines available at the referenced locations, he determined that the maximum processing capability during this period was only 94,867 ballots, so that “there were 289,866 more ballots processed in the time available for processing in the four precincts/townships, than there was processing capacity.” This amount is alone is nearly twice the number of ballots by which Biden purportedly leads President Trump (i.e., approximately 154,180).
Due to decades of leftist government, Detroit is one of the most crime ridden cities in the United States. Hundreds of Murders take place in the city every year, and one is more likely to be a victim of violent crime in Detroit than in most US cities.
Gun control has been a colossal failure in Detroit, with most guns being in the hands of gang members and other criminals.
The first permanent structure built in Detroit was a Catholic church.
Detroit is known for being the center of the American auto industry (both of the remaining US auto manufacturers are headquartered in the city), as well as the home of many long-suffering football fans (the Lions are one of only four teams to have never appeared in a Super Bowl, and one of two that were part of the NFL before the game was created; they were previously NFL champions before then).
- Crowder, Steve, Detroit in RUINS! (Crowder goes Ghetto). PJ Media, YouTube Channel: Uploaded on Dec 21, 2009. Louder with Crowder YouTube channel