Coffee and doughnuts with a side of politics

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – While the candidates prep for tonight’s debate the leaders for their campaigns in Michigan discussed their differing strategies this morning over coffee and donuts.

It was for an event called the “Capital Brew” and opposing sides bubbled over on the topic of election fraud.

This morning’s Capital Brew wasn’t the explosive event that most of us expect from the presidential candidates tonight, more like a professional meeting of the minds between the Trump campaign chair here in Michigan, and the leader of the Michigan Democratic Party.

“If I was the clinton campaign I’d be very worried about enthusiasm and turnout,” claimed Trump Michigan campaign chair Scott Hagerstrom.

To which Michigan Democratic Party chair Brandon Dillon answered “the latest Michigan poll, the Detroit News poll, clearly shows that Republican enthusiasm is at an all time low.”

Tension seemed to brew between Hagerstrom and Dillon as the two sat side by side and kicked off the discussion.

Both were asked to comment on recent talks of a “rigged election”.

“Totally unfounded allegations which are really striking at the heart of our democratic system of government and the peaceful transfer of power that we’ve had from every president starting with George Washington,” claimed Brandon Dillon.

Hagerstrom responded, “From Arizona and Illinois because those systems were hacked we know that there’s a problem and we know there’s a potential for abuse and we need to raise the level because this is the foundation of democracy.”

That’s a topic that’s bound to come up again tonight on the debate stage.

Talks also centered on Michigan’s contentious battle for House majority.

Those panel members consisted of Republican Representative Aric Nesbitt and Democratic Representative Jon Hoadley.

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