ALERT: Major Announcement About Election Recount in Michigan

ALERT: Major Announcement About Election Recount in Michigan

The ill-conceived plan of pushing a recount in three states in a desperate attempt to change the results of the election is not going well. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate suing for a recount, failed to meet the deadline in Pennsylvania. In Wisconsin, the recount only netted Hillary Clinton one additional vote. And now, there’s more bad news — this time, out of Detroit.


Michigan is the third state that liberals are hoping they’ll be able to get a different result from. But Wayne County officials — where Detroit is — ruled that up to half of all precincts might not be eligible to participate in the recount. Michigan law states that a precinct has to be able to reconcile their votes with the total number of ballots cast. If the numbers don’t match, the original election results stand and the precinct can’t take part in a recount.

In Detroit alone, 392 of the 662 precincts can’t be reconciled. In Wayne County, the total rises to 610 out of 1,680 precincts. “It’s not good,” Daniel Baxter admitted. Baxter is the elections director for the city of Detroit. According to Baxter, the problem is old voting machines. He says that 87 optical scanners broke down on election day, with some jamming as people fed in their ballots, which can lead to inaccurate vote counts as people fed their ballots in multiple times. Poll workers are supposed to adjust the counters to make up for the discrepancy, but Baxter said that many of them did not.

Detroit When a City Goes Broke

Still Baxter thinks that things will ultimately match up. “It’s a challenge, but we’re confident the ballots will match,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to be 100 percent, but it never is with a recount.” The ballot boxes will be open today to be counted.

This strikes a huge blow to Jill Stein and to the Clinton campaign. Detroit was the only area that went to Hillary, as the rest of the state of Michigan went heavily to Trump. Knowing that Detroit likely won’t be able to participate in the recount is pretty much the death knell for this little act of desperation.

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