Officials Just Admitted Most Of Detroit’s Voting Machines Broke On Election Day
State election officials in Michigan have determined that most of Detroit’s voting machines malfunctioned on election day, raising the possibility that the recount currently underway in the state could end up with a significantly higher tally for Hillary Clinton than was reported on election night. Michigan, which Donald Trump won by just over 10,000 votes on election night, was the second-tightest race of the election. Prompted in part by apparent irregularities in the results, Green Party candidate Jill Stein petitioned for a recount in the state, which was approved by a federal judge on Monday.
In the course of the recount, however, election officials realized that the tallies on poll books did not match those on voting machines in numerous precincts, concentrated largely in African-American areas. In heavily Democratic Wayne County, which includes Detroit, 610 of 1,680 precincts had discrepancies in the tallies. In the city of Detroit a whopping 60% of precincts have unmatched tallies. Throughout the rest of the state, similar irregularities appear in a select number of heavily African-American precincts in cities like Flint and Lansing. Read full story here