Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Vote Counts In Michigan A Mess

Broken Machines Could Throw Michigan Recount Into Chaos
The Guardian | Sam Thielman in New York (Dec. 06, 2016)
"Broken polling machines may have put vote counts in question in more than half of Detroit’s precincts and nearly one-third of surrounding Wayne County...

There are three vote totals: the total number of votes the electronic ballot scanners report; the total number of people who signed the electoral roll, or “poll book”; and the total number of paper ballots filled out and stored in sealed containers. The poll books and the electronic ballot scanners do not match...

Eighty-seven of Wayne County’s decade-old voting machines broke on election day, according to Detroit’s elections director, Daniel Baxter. He told the Detroit News, which first reported the story, that ballot scanners often jammed when polling place workers were trying to operate them. Every time a jammed ballot was removed and reinserted, he suspects the machine may have re-counted it."

My Comments About The Article Above
Whether your a supporter of a recount or not-- why didn't Michigan itself take the initiative on it's own for hand recounts knowing this large a discrepancy exist?

One U.N. official offered the services of the U.N. to oversee the elections. As silly as it seemed at the time-- maybe they should have!

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