Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Voter Fraud As Republican Fantasy

12/18/16 Detroit Free Press:

Detroit's election woes: 782 more votes than voters

Whether the result of machine malfunction, human error or even fraud, the unexplained voting discrepancies in Detroit last month were not sizable enough to affect the outcome in Michigan of the presidential election, according to a new Free Press analysis of voting precinct records.
In 248 precincts, there were a total of 782 more votes tabulated by voting machines than the number of voters listed as picking up ballots in the precincts’ poll books. That makes up just three-tenths of 1% of the total 248,211 votes that were logged in Detroit for the presidential election. That number was far too small to swing the statewide election results, even in this year’s especially tight race that saw a Republican win Michigan for the first time since George Bush in 1988.
Confidence-inspiring, isn't it? 

1 comment:

pigpen51 said...

I live in MI. I voted for Trump, instead of a third party as a political statement knowing that it was going to be close this past presidential election. Looking at who the city of Detroit would most likely vote for, ( Democrats), I am not surprised that there was possible voter fraud involved there. I am beginning to lose my confidence in whether or not voting actually has any point anymore. Especially when there is such a strong push back against voter I.D. rules by the Democrats, which they try to say is because it is racist, but which has much deeper issues, and most are political.