Green Party candidate Jill Stein spent the last few weeks demanding a recount of votes in Michigan by claiming that voter fraud took place that rigged the election in Donald Trump’s favour. Now, voter fraud has indeed been discovered in Michigan, but not the kind that Stein was hoping for.
The Gateway Pundit reported that election officials in Michigan found that 37% of precincts in Detroit ended up with more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books. Hillary Clinton won Wayne County, where Detroit is located, by 67% to Trump’s 30% of the vote.
Michigan officials are planning to launch an investigation as to why ballot discrepancies occurred in 20 precincts.
“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,” Detroit News reported. “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 problems in Detroit were so bad that officials could not recount votes in 392 precincts or nearly 60 percent. Two-thirds of these precincts had far too many votes.
“There’s always going to be small problems to some degree, but we didn’t expect the degree of problem we saw in Detroit. This isn’t normal,” said Krista Haroutunian, chairwoman of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.
Thanks to Stein’s recount, we now know that Trump was actually HARMED by voter fraud, rather than helped, meaning he beat Clinton by an even bigger margin than we originally thought. Thanks for clearing that up, Jill!