So the Michigan vote recount revealed corruption and fraud..just not what Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton hoped for. Instead, the recount showed that too many people voted in the Detroit precincts, areas that Hillary won by a large majority. The Detroit News reported:
Voting machines in more than one-third of all Detroit precincts registered more votes than they should have during last month’s presidential election, according to Wayne County records prepared at the request of The Detroit News.
Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett show optical scanners at 248 of the city’s 662 precincts, or 37 percent, tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books. Voting irregularities in Detroit have spurred plans for an audit by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s office, Elections Director Chris Thomas said Monday.
Those who counted votes found that they could not recount votes in 10.6% of the 22 counties “because of state state law that bars recounts for unbalanced precincts or ones with broken seals.” In Detroit, they could not count “392 precincts or nearly 60 percent” and at least “two-thirds of those precincts had too many votes.”
“It’s not good,” conceded 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.
In Detroit, 158 of the 392 precincts with ballot discrepancies had just one extra ballot accounted for either in the poll book or in the ballot box, according to the Wayne County’s canvassing report.
For suburban Wayne County, 72 percent of the 218 precincts boxes with discrepancies in the number of ballots were off by one ballot.
The other ballot discrepancies in Detroit and Wayne County precincts ranged between two and five ballots, according to the report.
Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano told Stuart Varney the evidence points to government involvement:
“That is a different kind of fraud,” Napolitano said. “Because that is the government defrauding itself. “The poll worker is an employee of, or a volunteer in behalf of the government. You’re talking about a crime now. … The law guarantees fair elections — not perfect ones. If this had changed the outcome, it would be unfair and it would warrant a serious inquiry.”
“But it happened in 248 precincts!” Varney exclaimed. “More votes were cast than voters!”
Varney and Napolitano also said audits in other Democrat controlled cities like Baltimore and Chicago could yield the same results. I agree with Debra Heine at PJ Media. Hillary probably only won the popular vote “with the help of systemic voter- and election-fraud strategies in major cities.”
Elections Director Chris Thomas announced Thursday that Detroit will receive brand new voting machines in 2017. But the plan remains a little too late for some. Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey said “the city should have already had new machines to to replace the 10-year-old models.” If Thomas did not announce this plan she would have found “a way to purchase them herself.”DONATE
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