Michi­gan elec­tion offi­cials run ‘table­top exer­cis­es’ to pre­pare for night­mare sce­nar­ios dis­rupt­ing vot­ing

Michigan election officials run ‘tabletop exercises’ to prepare for nightmare scenarios disrupting voting

Michi­gan elec­tion offi­cials are prepar­ing for the hypo­thet­i­cal elec­tion dis­rup­tions that could occur dur­ing the Novem­ber gen­er­al elec­tion, accord­ing to a report from the Detroit Free Press.
At an event host­ed by the Com­mit­tee for Safe and Secure Elec­tions, Michi­gan elec­tion offi­cials and law enforce­ment dis­cussed dis­rup­tive sce­nar­ios to train peo­ple at offices across the state. Train­ing will occur in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lans­ing, Tra­verse City, and Mar­quette to help com­mu­ni­ties plan for dis­rup­tions as ear­ly as pos­si­ble. 
“There were things that hap­pened in 2020 that I think caught all of us by sur­prise,” said Clerk Tina Bar­ton, who helps lead the train­ing for the Com­mit­tee for Safe and Secure Elec­tions. “Every elec­tion cycle has some­thing in it that loves to throw a tiny bit of chaos.”
Michi­gan is one of sev­en key bat­tle­ground states this elec­tion cycle. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden won the state in 2020, flip­ping it …