As the war for the White House wages on, voters in a key battleground state put the differences aside to appreciate their country.
As tensions rose between Donald Trump supporters and Joe Biden supporters, voters on both sides of the political spectrum joined together in song. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel applauds the voters for coming together, Calling it “Good Trouble.” In addition, voters took action for peace for themselves.
“Following reports of the ‘trouble’ at the polls in Warren (Michigan),” Nessel tweets on Monday. “Turns out these ‘troublemakers from the Biden and Trump camps are singing ‘God Bless America’ together. Now that is what I call Good Trouble.”
Nessel adds an American Flag emoji to the end of her tweet.
According to Fox 2, a Detroit Fox station affiliate, the event didn’t start off in perfect harmony. Supporters of both presidential candidates began shouting and acting aggressively toward each other at the voting precinct in the Detroit suburb of Warren. However, As tension began to escalate, law enforcement officials were brought in for assistance and to keep the two groups separated. When police arrived at the scene, they were surprised a sing-along had erupted from the situation.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the story of Macomb County voter harmonizing together provides hope.
“Hopeful story of the day,” she writes. ‘What began as a tense exchange involving supporters of both presidential candidates shouting out each other with bullhorns took an unexpected turn as Biden and Trump supporters together began singing God Bless America as a united group.”
Voters Sing, Hug it Out
The idea for the sing-off came from 59-years-old California native Matthew Woods, according to Fox 2. According to the report, Woods, a Trump supporter and wearing a Revolutionary War costume, challenges Biden supporters to a “sing-off.”
The opposing groups soon began singing together. The group sang “My Country, Tis of Thee” and “God Bless America.”
He tells Fox 2 that the experience was uplifting to everyone participating. Above all, it took respect to join together.
“We shook hands, hugged each other and apologized for saying bad words to one another,” Woods says. “Let’s forget about politics. Let’s hug each other and be friends.”