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Whitmer: Vote count will take days

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer told CNN that Michigan will keep voters safe at the polls on Election Day. That’s regardless of how the Michigan Supreme Court decides the question of openly carried guns at polling places. Lower courts have rejected the Secretary of State’s attempted ban. Whitmer also pushed back against the suggestion that election results should be questioned if it takes a long time to count the ballots. 

"The volume of votes that are coming in is like nothing we’ve ever seen before, and it is going to take time to count. And it’s more important that we get a count that is accurate than a count that is fast and might not be accurate.”

President Donald Trump has repeatedly tried to call into question votes that are counted after election night – even though it always takes days to complete the counting in any statewide race. The Michigan Secretary of State says it could be Thursday or Friday before the counting is complete.

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