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As the counting wore down into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, those following along on social media began to note what they saw as discrepancies and oddities in the methodology and results of the count.
US President Donald Trump took up the helm, and the tweet he shared was censored by Twitter.
The tweet he referenced was deleted, and restated.
Fox News's John Roberts provided his own take on what was unfolding, referencing Bill Stepien and Jason Miller, Trump's campaign manager and advisor, respectively.
Interesting was his use of the phrase "all legal votes are counted." The US will be looking at legal challenges in various states for various reasons over the next several days and possibly into the near future, especially regarding issues such as mail-in and absentee votes. Trump's campaign has already stated their intention to bring legal action to bear in Wisconsin and Michigan.
The controversy first started around the way votes were being counted in Michigan. Many people noticed the face that 128,000 votes for Biden appeared, one after the other, according to many outlets, as was pointed out by Eric Trump, who promptly re-tweeted conservative journalist Carmine Sabia's comment on the subject.
Austin-based columnist and podcaster Matt Mackowiak put up some graphic evidence regarding the apparent sudden 100% surge of Biden votes, which has already been flagged by Twitter as misleading content. This is what Trump shared.
Derek Duck dug deep and brought us two graphs, one for Michigan and one for Wisconsin. People have considered it to be very telling how the vertical lines appear out of nowhere on both of them. This could be considered an excellent way to describe the controversy:
"It's happening in multiple states." The next state to catch people's radar on social media was Wisconsin. Marina Medvin, an attorney and columnist for Town Hall, called attention to some statistics which have alarmed people:
A similar phenomenon had occurred in the state of Virginia:
Finally, the vote count for the state of Arizona also entered came under suspicion for the exact same reasons, with The New York Times's Patrick LaForge and independent writer and journalist Ben Shapiro weighing in on potential errors or worse.