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Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:38 PM

Palmer Report: Michigan recount: officials admit 87 vote counting machines broke in Detroit on Elec

Michigan recount: officials admit 87 vote counting machines broke in Detroit on Election Day

There’s nothing like a good court-mandated statewide recount to get officials to start admitting to their initial failures before it all comes out in the wash. Just one day into the Michigan recount, a state where the election results were wildly out of line with polls and demographic projections – particularly in Detroit and the surrounding Wayne County – officials are now admitting that a whopping eighty-seven vote counting machines broke on Election Day in Detroit alone.

Daniel Baxter, the elections director for the city of Detroit, made the admission to the local newspaper, the Detroit News. He blamed aging equipment and summed up the station by saying that “It’s not good.” This revelation should serve to further demonstrate the need for a recount, and help justify why a federal judge ordered over the weekend that a recount immediately began.


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http://www.palmerreport.com/?p=405

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Reply Palmer Report: Michigan recount: officials admit 87 vote counting machines broke in Detroit on Elec (Original post)
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 OP
Chasstev365 Dec 2016 #1
liberal N proud Dec 2016 #2
madaboutharry Dec 2016 #3
CentralMass Dec 2016 #4
madaboutharry Dec 2016 #5
JudyM Dec 2016 #10
MichMary Dec 2016 #6
NWCorona Dec 2016 #7
.99center Dec 2016 #8
MichMan Dec 2016 #11
Amishman Dec 2016 #13
Ken Burch Dec 2016 #9
TheFrenchRazor Dec 2016 #12
lonestarnot Dec 2016 #14
Feeling the Bern Dec 2016 #16
AgadorSparticus Dec 2016 #15

Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:40 PM

1. Banana Fucking Republic!

 

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:41 PM

2. Corruption is everywhere



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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:43 PM

3. The federal government must take over

running national elections and take it out of the hands of local hacks.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:49 PM

4. I fear that it would only get worse

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:54 PM

5. Not if it was run in a bipartisan way

where there was real accountability and the threat of prosecution.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 09:14 PM

10. Have Elizabeth Warren head the initial effort. Sure seems like consumer protection...

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:56 PM

6. It would take a Constitutional amendment

Chances of it passing and being ratified are pretty much zero until we can get the House, the Senate, and a majority of state legislatures.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:56 PM

7. So will these votes be recounted? I'm hearing conflicted things

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:58 PM

8. US elections: broken machines could throw Michigan recount into chaos.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/05/us-election-recount-michigan-donald-trump-hillary-clinton.

"Clinton lost by 10,704 votes in Michigan; Wayne’s population of 1,759,335 makes it the likeliest candidate to contain errors bigger than that margin."

"Eighty-seven of Wayne County’s decade-old voting machines broke on election day, according to Detroit’s elections director, Daniel Baxter. He told the Detroit News, which first reported the story, that ballot scanners often jammed when polling place workers were trying to operate them. Every time a jammed ballot was removed and reinserted, he suspects the machine may have re-counted it."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512645211

I hope you don't mind me leaving additional info, I heard that some DUers have a problem with palmerreport.

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Response to .99center (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 09:23 PM

11. So Hillary got some extra votes? n/t

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Response to MichMan (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 09:43 PM

13. Yeah, not seeing the fuss on this, we appear to have benefited

The voting is done on paper, so nothing was lost. There machine feed issues at worst caused double counting of votes in a very blue district.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 09:09 PM

9. Is there any way to put the whole state under an "emergency manager"?

 

These are the people who did that to Detroit and Flint...sounds like the need a healthy dollop of gander sauce.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 09:28 PM

12. hand recount. now. all hand-counted paper ballots from here on out. nt

 

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 10:22 PM

14. 87 out of how many?

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 12:21 AM

16. One out of a thousand is one too many!

 

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 11:39 PM

15. This is going to get ugly...

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