A Detroit absentee ballot counting center boarded up its windows Wednesday afternoon as 'Count every vote' protesters descended on the building as Joe Biden is projected to win the crucial swing state.
Angry Trump supporters were being held outside the TCF Center in downtown Detroit by anxious security guards as they responded to the president's claims that the GOP should have 'access' to counting locations.
Hundreds of challengers had shown up at the center from both sides of the political line as the White House race could soon be won or lost on the result in Michigan.
The scene grew increasingly heated and authorities halted any more poll watchers entering the counting center as Joe Biden inched ahead with a 0.7 percent lead in the state with 99 percent of votes tallied.
Donald Trump's campaign filed a lawsuit to halt counting of ballots until they receive 'meaningful access' to counting locations.
Soon after, the state was called in favor of Biden, marking a key win for the Democrat.
GOP poll challengers react after being asked to leave due to room capacity at the TCF Center in Detroit
Election challengers, left, wait outside after an election official, right, closed the door to the central counting board
Election challengers peer over the shoulders of volunteers as they observe absentee ballots being processed
Protestors who want every vote counted from the 2020 presidential election march down Woodward Avenue on November 4
Representative Rashida Talib (right) joins protesters who want every vote counted from the 2020 presidential election
Election officials shuttered the doors Wednesday afternoon to anyone else seeking to monitor the ballot counting process.
More than 100 demonstrators flocked to the center as Biden took the lead Wednesday afternoon.
'We have exceeded the amount of challengers,' an election worker told more than two dozen people who showed up at 1 p.m. to monitor the