City officials denied the allegations made in the video in a statement to CNN on Thursday.
City Attorney Lawrence Garcia wrote: “No voting equipment – no ballots or ballot boxes – is transported in red wagons.
And if that wasn’t enough, a local TV station said the man featured in the video was one of their photographers and was carrying a box of camera equipment into the TCF Center, where the employees were The election is counting votes.
The video was posted with an article on the Texas Scorecard, a conservative site that describes itself as a site dedicated to being “always trustworthy, with contextually relevant events” and “relentless. citizen households, do not flinch “.
The video has been picked up by other conservative media outlets and has earned millions of views. Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s son, drew attention to the video by tweeting a link to it on Wednesday night.
In his remarks on Thursday claiming that the election was stolen by Democrats, the President appeared to have consulted the video and the allegations that accompanied it when he mentioned what he called a delay. “inexplicable” late in the ballot transfer process in Detroit.
“The last wave is only 4am, and even though the polls are closed at 8am,” Trump said. “And shipments come, and no one knows where they came from.”
Texas Scorecard said the video was taken by a woman who oversees the poll.
“Where did this guy come from that late night?” video recording woman speaking during recording. “I think the polls are closed. We still have a box.”
The website claimed the woman was concerned that the box might hold ballots and arrived long after all the ballots should have reached the counting facility.
The video comes amid Trump’s campaign trying to stop counting votes in key battlefield states, including Michigan.
The attorney representing the state, Heather Meingast, said the case was essentially a controversy because the counting of the votes had ended. The judge said the Trump campaign’s request would be denied under a written order and that she was not convinced of the likelihood of substantial success given the merits of the lawsuit.
A polling booth inside the TCF Center in downtown Detroit, where thousands of absentee ballots are being tabulated, told CNN Wednesday that Trump’s campaign “did not tell the truth about not being allowed. grant access. “
“They have all the access they need,” said the woman, who asked for anonymity due to security concerns.
According to Garcia, a city attorney, access to the TCF Center is not restricted until Wednesday afternoon. After that, the login information was checked on the ground floor going into the convention center.
“Access to the Central Counting Committee (in Hall E of TCF) is always manned so that no one can enter without going through an official from the Election Office. Those who oppose the election must log in at the door of Hall E and the media was restricted to a special area inside the hall. “
Despite the fact that the video was undone, Brandon Waltens, author of the Texas Scorecard article, told CNN on Thursday that the site is still reporting.
CNN’s Ariane de Vogue, Sara Sidner, Laura Jarrett, Annie Grayer and Jessica Schneider contributed to this report.