Photos: Trump team wants more Michigan vote inspectors

Election workers look at their cellphones
Election workers look at their phones at a vote-counting center in Detroit.
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President Trump’s campaign has accused a Michigan election official of failing to ensure that challengers and bipartisan observers watch the processing of absentee ballots.

The Republican campaign filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to stop the count, which was mostly centered in Detroit, until Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson allows more inspectors. There was no immediate response from a Court of Claims judge.

The Associated Press has not yet called Michigan.

Trump’s allies chanted, “Stop the count!” inside TCF Center, where ballots were being handled. The Detroit election department was expected to finish counting absentee ballots by Wednesday evening.

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People hold signs reading "Count every vote" and "Black votes matter."
Anti-Trump protesters gather outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
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People hold signs reading "Trump 2020," "Trump Pence" and "Voting ends on election day, not the day after."
Supporters of President Trump gather outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
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A supporter of President Trump wears a mask of challenger Joe Biden's face while holding a "Did I win yet?" sign
A supporter of President Trump mocks challenger Joe Biden as an anti-Trump protester holds a sign calling for a complete vote count outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, where tallying of ballots for the 2020 presidential election continued on Thursday.
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People wave banners in support of  President Trump
Supporters of President Trump wave banners outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, where counting of ballots for the 2020 presidential election continued on Thursday.
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Far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones rallies the crowd of Trump supporters.
Far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones rallies the crowd of Trump supporters who have been protesting in the parking lot at the Maricopa County Tabulation.
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Trump supporters with some holding signs staying "Stop the Steal" protest at the Maricopa County Tabulation.
Trump supporters with some holding signs staying “Stop the Steal” protest in the parking lot at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center as ballots continue to be counted inside the building on November 5, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona
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An election worker stands among people holding up their cellphones.
A worker tries to explain to election challengers that the vote-counting place at TCF Center in Detroit is at capacity for challengers.
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A Board of elections worker takes a quick break after processing ballots
A Board of Elections worker takes a quick break after processing ballots Wednesday at the counting center in Detroit.
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Maceo Rhodes, 34,  talks with a Trump supporter at the Detroit counting center
Maceo Rhodes, 34, talks with a Trump supporter at the counting center.
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Election workers check ballots.
Election workers check ballots at the TCF Center in Detroit.
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An election challenger gestures while talking a Detroit police captain
An election challenger tells a Detroit police captain that nonpartisan challengers should be allowed access to the counting center.
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A woman wearing a face shield gives the thumbs down.
A woman gives the thumbs down at the counting center.
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People wait to check in at the vote-counting center.
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An election worker talks to people at an entrance.
An election worker tries to explain to election challengers that the center is at capacity.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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