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Michigan Senate Oversight Committee hears 7 hours of testimony over Detroit absentee ballot counting

Testimony focused on TCF Center
Posted at 7:23 PM, Dec 01, 2020

The Michigan Senate Oversight Committee hosted 7 hours of testimony in Lansing today, over absentee vote counting in Wayne County and Detroit’s TCF Center.

The committee heard from dozens of people who served different roles on November 3rd and in the following days with vote tabulation.

Former State Senator Patrick Colbeck testified for the longest period Tuesday.

Colbeck was at TCF Center a challenger and said he witness several issues, including ballots, computers, election software, and the chain of custody of ballots and election results.

Democratic State Senator Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor called Colbeck’s testimony ‘conjecture and musings’ saying the committee needs evidence and proof of actual voter fraud.

During his testimony, Colbeck said “ “We've got 8.1 million registered voters here in the state of Michigan, the only problem with that is demographic analysis shows that more than 300,000 and as high as 600,000 of those folks should not be on the voter roles.”

Other workers inside TCF testified to not being able to get close enough to ballots to compare signatures and make sure they matched up and also called the environment ‘hostile’ towards GOP challengers and workers.

Witnesses testified for over 7 hours. If they were not able to testify in-person, they will be able to submit their statements to the committee in writing.

A House Oversight Committee is set for another hearing on Wednesday in Lansing and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani is scheduled to testify.

Michigan Republican Party Chairman, Laura Cox released this statment after the hearing.

“I applaud the Michigan Senate for taking up such an important issue in today’s hearing. These hearings will continue to expose the unprecedented amount of irregularities that Michigan experienced in this election. As we learn the truth of what happened on Election Day and the days following, I call on all of our leaders to take steps to ensure that these embarrassing abuses never happen again.”