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Michigan’s largest county voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, but officials couldn’t reconcile vote totals for 610 of 1,680 precincts during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month. Most of those are in heavily Democratic 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.....The city is in contact with elections officials at the state of Michigan and is predicting the numbers will match when the ballot boxes are re-opened for the recount, which starts Tuesday in Wayne County at Cobo Center.
State law spells out a prescribed criteria for determining whether a precinct can be recounted. Workers first check to make sure the number of ballots on the seal of the container matches the ballots recorded by workers on Election Day. “If the seal number matches, then we know it’s not been tampered with,” Rozell said. If numbers don’t match, then workers can count all of the ballots in the precinct twice to see if there was an error made by workers on Election Night.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Figures, they made not a peep in that article about what direction the findings show what from what they see so far.
Disqualifying huge numbers of precincts would make it “almost impossible” for the former New York senator to make up the votes, said Ernest Johnson, a Democratic political activist who worked to get out the vote for Clinton.
“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.
originally posted by: Arizonaguy
a reply to: reldra
That's not what happened. More votes were counted than ballots passed out it appears. If that is the case they will hand count every ballot first to make sure the numbers line up. If they don't then that district will either lose ALL of their votes or go by the ORIGINAL tally. Either way it's bad news for Stein and Clinton
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: Voiceofthemajority
Michigan should have been overwhelmingly for Clinton. The fact that if a label on a bag doesn't match the number of ballots in a bag cannot be recounted is just nuts.
originally posted by: Tardacus
it wasn`t just a few precincts it was almost %60 of them, that`s 6 out of every 10 precincts,they had more precincts with wrong counts than correct counts.
with all the modern technology and 240 years of experience to draw on and THEY STILL CAN`T GET VOTE COUNTING RIGHT! and lets not even get into how much it costs to hold these elections,and the best that they can manage to do is to get 4 out of 10 correct.
what happened to the american work ethic where people strive to be the best,at this point I would even settle for mediocre,but this,this is complete FAIL on every level.
This isn`t brain surgery, this isn`t trying to land a probe on a comet 50 bazillion miles from earth, this is just counting.
I`ve seen impoverished 3rd world countries do a better job of holding elections than Detroit has done.such a pathetic excuse for a modern American city,shameful and embarrassing.
According to state law, precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted. If that happens, original election results stand.
“The certified election results would stand if a precinct is determined to be non-recountable,” Byrum told reporters.