Trump supporters challenge election results in Lansing

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Trump supports at Lansing capitol

Rachel Duckett

Protesters gather on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol Saturday afternoon following news of Joe Biden's projected win against President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Protesters gather on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol on Saturday afternoon following news of Joe Biden’s projected win against President Donald J. Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump won Michigan in 2016 with the tightest margin in any state. In 2020, Michigan was on of several close battleground states.

After Biden was projected to win Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, the state was one of several where the Republican Party said it would challenge results.

Challenges are being mounted in Michigan courts now.

The Detroit Free Press reported that about 500 people, most without masks, charged the election was rigged. Also Saturday, about 400 people in Detroit showed their support for Biden.

The Lansing State Journal tweeted that Trump supporters in Lansing sang a rendition of the Queen song “We Are the Champions.” They also chanted “four more years,” “stop the steal” and “lock her up,” echoing a chant used against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at one of Trump’s late-campaign rallies to win support in Michigan.