Detroit Ballot Disaster! ‘So Inaccurate We Can’t Even Attempt to Make Right’
Wayne County, Michigan, leaders want the Secretary of State to get involved after the chaos that occurred while counting absentee ballots on primary election night.
The Detroit News reported:
Recorded ballot counts in 72% of Detroit’s absentee voting precincts didn’t match the number of ballots cast, spurring officials in Michigan’s largest county to ask the state to investigate ahead of a pivotal presidential election.
Without an explanation from Detroit election workers for the mismatches, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers requested this week for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office to examine the “training and processes” used in Detroit’s Aug. 4 primary, which one official described as a “perfect storm” of challenges. The board is charged with certifying election results.
Monica Palmer, one of the Republican members of the four-person Wayne County Board of Canvassers told Detroit News that procedures were not followed.
“It was so inaccurate that we can’t even attempt to make it right,” she said.
Breitbart News received an affidavit from Bob Cushman, who was appointed as a “poll challenger” by the Michigan Republican Party and was present while ballots were being counted. Cushman said several counting tables “had opened ballots with no poll book” to check whether the individual was authorized to cast that ballot.
In another instance, he “noticed pages being inserted into several poll books.”
Jonathan Kinlock, a Democrat and also a member of the canvassing board said the results for the primary weren’t incorrect but, something went wrong in the process of tracking the ballots.
“It was a perfect storm,” Kinloch said. “The “storm” involved a record number of absentee ballots being cast in Michigan’s primary and seasoned election workers not feeling it was safe to help with administering the election because of COVID-19,” he added.
A record number of Michiganders are expected to vote by absentee ballot this November.