Tuesday, December 13, 2016

More votes than ballots in 37% of Detroit precincts last month

Detroit's population continues
to decline
Sure, Donald J. Trump prevailed in Michigan, but had this overcount occurred in a rural county, this outrage would be the lead story on MSNBC and the New York Times.

From the Detroit News:
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.

The Detroit precincts are among those that couldn’t be counted during a statewide presidential recount that began last week and ended Friday following a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Democrat Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly prevailed in Detroit and Wayne County. But Republican President-elect Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes or 47.5 percent to 47.3 percent.
From my post at Da Tech Guy:

I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit

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