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Protesters Gathered At Michigan Capitol Demanding A Complete Count of Ballots

Michelle Jokisch Polo
Tina and Chris Pyzik stand near the Michigan State Capitol Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Lansing, Mich., during a rally urging that all ballots be counted.
Credit Michelle Jokisch Polo / WKAR-MSU

Nearly two hundred people carrying signs in support of presidential candidate Joe Biden rallied at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing Wednesday evening. They were demanding all votes be counted in the presidential election.

The rally was organized by We Make Michigan, a coalition made up of grassroots community groups, faith leaders and labor unions. 

Tina Pyzik and her husband Chris traveled from Kalmazoo to attend the rally. She said she wants every vote to be counted and will not stand for a hijacking of the Democratic process.  

“Mr. Trump feels he’s above it all and uses the government to his advantage to twist what the presidency is all about,” said Pyzik.

Sean McBrearty with Clean Water Action attended the protest. He oppposed President Donald Trump’s premature election victory declaration.

“We have to rise up across the country and say you cannot change the way we do elections on the fly. We count every vote--that's the way it's always been," he said.  "Elections are never certified on election night and Trump has no stand in trying to change that."

Wednesday afternoon, the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in Michigan requesting that ballot counting be stopped. The Associated Press has declared Joe Biden as the winner in the state.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community.
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