Jill Stein’s recount movement suffered a major setback today when it was revealed that over half the votes in Michigan’s largest country that voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton might be disqualified from the recount because of problems with the ballots.
Detroit News reported that Wayne County includes the largely Democratic city of 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. Michigan state law dictates that precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted, and that if this happens, the original result must stand.
“It’s not good,” conceded Daniel Baxter, elections director for the city of Detroit. He went on to blame the city’s decades-old voting machines for the issue, saying a whopping 87 of them broke on Election Day. However, he added that it’s unlikely all 392 of the city’s precincts with mismatched numbers will be disqualified from a recount, predicting the numbers will match when the ballot boxes are re-opened for the recount.
“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.”
Ernest Johnson, a Democratic political activist who worked to get out the vote for Clinton, warned that if huge numbers of precincts are disqualified, it will be “almost impossible” for Clinton to make up the votes.
“It’s a real long-shot now because, if I were looking for 10,000 votes, the first place I’d look is Wayne County,” Johnson said. “That’s a huge problem. … But if anything good comes of this it brings up this problem (with voting machines) that needs to be corrected.”
In the end, none of this matters anyway, because there’s no way Clinton will ever actually be able to catch Donald Trump in Michigan. SHARE this story if you think liberals need to GIVE UP and ACCEPT that Trump won fair and square!