If you'd ever watched an election before your own, you'd know this is a normal thing. Large surges for the Democrat from large urban precincts that had lines at closing and take a while to count.
Notice how Trump's trying to treat the returns from majority-Black districts as illegitimate.
You'd probably gone to bed by this point but a lot of us stayed up until 4 am waiting for those votes to come in from the urban precincts in Michigan because we knew they were going to be game-changers.
Precincts don't report all at once. And the times the vote comes in aren't random. It takes longer to count the votes in some places than others--partly due to voter suppression tactics like making people stand in long lines to vote, giving them shitty equipment that fails, etc.

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