Too many votes registered in Detroit precincts

Pardon me if my shock isn’t visible.

Voting machines in 37 percent of Detroit’s precincts registered too many votes in the presidential election last month, the Detroit News reported Tuesday.

Records from Wayne County show optical scanners in 248 of the city’s 662 precincts registered more ballots than the number of votes tallied in the poll books.

The city’s voting irregularities prompted a call for an audit by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s office, according to the publication.

President-elect Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes, but Hillary Clinton received more votes in Detroit and Wayne County.

The state’s recount effort ended Friday after a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Full article: Report: Too many votes registered in Detroit precincts | TheHill


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