“I would have loved to finish this recount because what it showed before he stopped was that there were very few problems,” said Ms. Matuzak. “My biggest fear now is that whatever we do, there will be people who will never believe it was a fair election.”
Norm Shinkle, 70, of Williamston, near Lansing, is an open supporter of Mr. Trump, volunteering for the campaign and even singing the national anthem at a rally for the president in Michigan last month.
A longtime Michigan politician, he has been a poll challenger in the past. His wife, Mary Shinkle, was a candidate for the ballot this year at the TCF Center in Detroit, where the mail-in ballots were counted, and she filed an affidavit complaining about the tense environment there.
Mr Shinkle, who was appointed to the board in 2008, said he had concerns about the vote count in Wayne County, particularly Detroit, and that an investigation would be acceptable. He, too, said he had received hundreds of phone calls and emails from people urging him to certify or not certify the results. He said he had not heard of Mr. Trump or his campaign.
Mr. Shinkle said his time as a judge at the Michigan Tax Court taught him that you can’t make up your mind until you see both sides of a case. He said that was what he was planning to do.
Aaron Van Langevelde, 30, from Charlotte in mid Michigan, is the unknown amount listed on the chart. Appointed in 2018, he turned down interview requests from the New York Times and other media.