Hmmm, it appears Jill Stein made a huge mistake when she chose MI as one of the states to recount. Many MI poll challengers couldn’t be happier to see that a national spotlight shone on voter fraud efforts.
They say that it’s been unchecked in that state for far too long. Many suspected this vote recount effort could easily backfire on the Democratic Party and reveal libs crooked voting practices.
In the end, this recount could be the best thing that ever happened to this state, despite it stemming from a liberal temper tantrum.
It’s been said that one-third of precincts in Wayne County could be disqualified from an unprecedented statewide recount of presidential election results because of issues discovered with ballots.
Michigan’s largest county overwhelmingly voted for Clinton, strangely, though, officials couldn’t account for 610 of the 1,680 vote totals during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month.
Most of the problems are in the heavily Democratic city, Detroit, where the number of ballots in precinct poll books did not match those of voting machine printout reports in 59 percent of precincts, 392 of 662.
According to state law, when a precinct’s poll books don’t match, the ballots are not allowed to be recounted. If that happens, guess what? The original election results stand.
“It’s not good,” concluded Daniel Baxter, elections director for the city of Detroit.
He blamed the discrepancies on the city’s decade-old voting machines, saying 87 optical scanners broke on Election Day. Many jammed when voters fed ballots into scanners, which can result in erroneous vote counts if ballots are inserted multiple times. Poll workers are supposed to adjust counters to reflect a single vote but in many cases failed to do so, causing the discrepancies, Baxter said.
Even so, Baxter said it’s unlikely all 392 of the city’s precincts with mismatched numbers will be disqualified from a recount. The city is in contact with elections officials at the state of Michigan and Baxter predicted the numbers will match when the ballot boxes are re-opened for the recount, which starts Tuesday in Wayne County at Cobo Center.
“It’s a challenge, but we’re confident the ballots will match,” Baxter said. “I don’t think it’s going to be 100 percent, but it never is with a recount.”
County reports obtained by The Detroit News, though, indicate canvassers were provided no explanation for why the numbers didn’t add up in those precincts. They certified the results of the election anyway.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith ordered the hand recount of 4.8 million ballots just after midnight Monday, granting a motion in favor of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. It began Monday in Oakland and Ingham counties and continues at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Kalamazoo, Kent, Macomb, Ottawa, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
The recount will begin throughout the rest of Michigan’s 83 counties in phases this week.
Republican President-elect Donald Trump won Michigan by a razor-thin margin, 10,704 votes. Presumably, Clinton’s best opportunity to eliminate that margin rested in finding uncounted ballots in Wayne County, which she carried by a 2-1 ratio.
Besides Wayne, Clinton carried Oakland, Washtenaw, Genesee, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Marquette and Muskegon counties.
None had nearly as many problems as Wayne. But at least 13 of 222 precincts in Genesee County are not balanced. More than half of those were in heavily Democratic Flint, according to county canvassing reports. The election was still certified by its board of canvassers.
John Gleason, Genesee County’s clerk, stated: “The trouble is there’s too much leniency with the board of canvassers,” “They’re not as stringent as need to be because they think it won’t affect the outcome of the election.”
Gleason estimated the recount would cost the cash-strapped county $100,000. He expects the numbers to reconcile when workers begin the county recount on Wednesday.
Joseph Rozell, elections director for Oakland County added:
“It’s impossible to tell at this point how many will and how many won’t be re-countable,”
During a recount, entire precincts can be set aside if ballots are stored incorrectly, such as an unapproved container, or, if it isn’t properly sealed.
During the recount, Byrum plans to have the ballot bags guarded each night during.
Common sense gives me a sneaking suspicion that if a nationwide audit of this election were done, Trump would have won the popular vote easily…the democrats cheated, as usual, they just underestimated exactly how much they needed to cheat!
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