Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hacking the election: 37% of the precincts in Detroit reported more votes than voters - By Thomas Lifson

By all means, let’s have a comprehensive review of election “hacking,” a term that should absolutely include systematic vote fraud. For example: what could possibly be going in Detroit, a city controlled by Democrats as long as most Americans have been alive. The Detroit News reports:

Voting machines in more than one-third of all Detroit precincts registered more votes than they should have during last month’s presidential election, according to Wayne County records prepared at the request of The Detroit News.

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. 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. (snip)

“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.

Actually, it is uncommon in two-party systems, but all too common when one party rules for genertions.