The various off-color remarks were heard by multiple people connected with Chang, including Chang’s husband, who spoke with Metro Times. Sean Gray says after overhearing Cook disparaging Chang outside a precinct on the east side of Detroit, “I … asked her not to speak about my wife in that manner. At that time she said to the voter that ‘these immigrants from China are coming over and taking our community from us.’ Further, she said it ‘disgusts her seeing black people holding signs for these Asians and not supporting their own people.'”

Gray, who is black, says Scott then went on to call him a “fool” for marrying Chang.

At another precinct, in Detroit’s East English Village, Scott was overheard telling a voter, “Thanks for voting for me, you don’t need to vote for that ching-chang.” That comment was relayed to Metro Times by Kalaya Long, a volunteer with Voices of Women to Win.