All the recounts for 2016 are over but we should be thankful for Jill Stein for giving the nation a peak at the rampant vote fraud that was revealed in Michigan.
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.
Overall, state records show 10.6 percent of the precincts in the 22 counties that began the retabulation process couldn’t be recounted because of state law that bars recounts for unbalanced precincts or ones with broken seals.
The problems were the worst in Detroit, where discrepancies meant officials couldn’t recount votes in 392 precincts, or nearly 60 percent. And two-thirds of those precincts had too many votes.
I’ve never voted in Michigan but I am chief judge at a precinct in my state.
This is how it works. We use paper ballots. The voter presents at the check-in judge who locates the voter on the poll book, checks them off, and issues a “voter authority card.” The voter takes the “voter authority card’ to the “voting judge” where they get a ballot. The ballot is fed through an OCR scanner which registers a count. At the end of the night the number of votes on the machine has to equal then number of voters checked in. Otherwise, a ballot-by-ballot audit is done. If someone is not on the poll book and requests a “provisional ballot,” those ballots are put in a separate locked container. It is a very simple and robust system that requires active knavery to screw it up. From reading about this is seems that Michigan has a similar system.
To put it bluntly, it is physically impossible for there to be more ballots run through the OCR scanner than voters who signed the poll book. It cannot happen unless someone is stuffing the ballot box. Seals cannot be “accidentally” broken on the ballot containers.
The next time someone claims vote fraud is not a problem, you can thank Jill Stein for providing proof that it is endemic in Democrat machine cities.