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Michigan Secretary of State rebukes president’s claims on Twitter

Several untrue claims from Trump campaign, supporters circulating internet

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DETROIT – President Donald Trump went after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Twitter again with another false claim.

Trump falsely claimed hundreds of thousands of votes were invalid and claimed he won Michigan and Pennsylvania.

READ: What we know about GOP challenge to Michigan’s election results

“Nobody wants to report that Pennsylvania and Michigan didn’t allow our Poll Watchers and/or Vote Observers to Watch or Observe,” the president tweeted Wednesday.

Tweet from @realDonaldTrump on Nov. 11, 2020. (WDIV)

Benson replied to the tweet and said the reason why “nobody wants to report that is because it’s not true.” She included a link to her office’s fact-checking page that explains there were hundreds of Republican challengers and poll watchers at the ballot counting in Michigan.

The claim that there were no poll watchers even goes against what the Trump Campaign’s lawyers have been using as evidence in court, claiming there are hundreds of stories from poll watchers who were at the counting of ballots. In Pennsylvania, a lawyer confirmed Trump’s observers were allowed when he told a judge there were a “non-zero number” of poll watchers.

“I am asking you as a member of the bar of this court, are people representing the Donald J. Trump for President in that room?” asked Judge Paul S. Diamond.


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