On December 12, 2020, the Listener Group conducted a study of  400 registered voters in Wayne county Michigan who participated in the November 2, 2020 national election. The study was designed to model the results of the 2020 Presidential General Election published by the Wayne County, Michigan Clerk of the Court.

While the study was able to easily reproduce the results of two down ballot races, one for US Senate and the other for Wayne County Treasurer, the results reported by the Wayne County Clerk were substantially different for US President than the results of the study.

In the results published by the Wayne County Clerk of the Court, in all three of these races there is approximately a 2.2/1 ratio of Democrat to Republican votes.

In the study published by the Listener Group, the race for US Senate had a 2.9 to 1 ratio (Democrat to Republican) and the race for Wayne County Treasurer had a ratio of 2.2 to 1. Both of these results are consistent with the margin of error for the poll.

However, the results for the US President race were strikingly different. In this race, instead of the very one sided 2.3 to 1 ratio (Democrat to Republican) of votes found in the results published by the Wayne County Clerk of Courts, the Listener Group study found an extremely competitive ratio of only 1 to 1.

This presents an anomaly that is very suggestive of incorrect vote tabulation.


The persons sampled for this study were Wayne County, Michigan registered voters who had participated in the 2020 General Election. The voters called were those only with landlines and were called using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system and were called during the hours of 1PM to 8PM on December 12, 2020.  The Margin of Error for this study is +/- 5.5% with a confidence level of 95%.