Half of Detroit’s votes may be ineligible for the recount
Jill Stein is claiming the reason for her requesting recounts of the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania is to ensure that the results of the election are accurate. Of course she is only concerned with the results of the election in states which Donald Trump won and it would seem to me if she was being honest about her intentions she would be challenging the vote in states where there was a close vote with Hillary Clinton coming out on top. But what do I know…
Jill Stein obviously has an agenda which is not what it seems to be but her effort seems to be having an adverse effect from what she intended: First we learned that Donald Trump was actually gaining votes in the Wisconsin recount and now we are learning that half of Detroit’s vote may be ineligible for recount due to discrepancies because the number of ballots cast in the election do not match the voter rolls.
Here is more:
One-third of precincts in Wayne County could be disqualified from an unprecedented statewide recount of presidential election results because of problems with ballots.
Michigan’s largest county voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, but officials couldn’t reconcile vote totals for 610 of 1,680 precincts during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month.
Most of those are in heavily Democratic 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, precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted. If that happens, original election results stand.
“It’s not good,” conceded Daniel Baxter, elections director for the city of Detroit.
The Democrats are claiming this is due to outdated voting machines:
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.
Did you catch that? Many of the ballots were inserted multiple times but were not counted as a single vote. In other words, more votes were cast in Detroit than were on the voter rolls. What a coincidence that this happened in a heavily Democratic stronghold!
The ironic part of this whole recount is that while Jill Stein and the Democrats are trying to delegitimize Donald Trump’s victory and cast the whole election system in doubt all they are accomplishing is confirming the fears many of us on the right have had for years in regard to the so-called non-existent problem of voter fraud.
I think we all owe Jill Stein a great big thank you right about now.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium