Skip to comments.Michigan Elections Panel Weighs Value of Recount (then votes down 3-1 to formally reject it)
Posted on 12/13/2016 4:34:39 PM PST by drewh
LANSING All sides agreed Tuesday that state and local election officials did a generally good job on a statewide presidential recount that was halted by the courts on Wednesday after two and a half days of counting.
But testimony before the Board of State Canvassers differed on whether the partial recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein served a useful purpose.
Still, the board voted Tuesday 3-1 to formally reject Stein's request for a recount.
To Stein attorney Mark Brewer, who formally withdrew Stein's recount request at Tuesday's meeting of the state elections panel, the recount turned up significant problems with uncounted ballots, faulty machines, and large numbers of precincts that could not be recounted under state law.
"This was a very healthy process," and "it would have been better and healthier for the recount to have been finished," in order to more fully test the integrity and heighten confidence in the state's election system, Brewer told the board.
To Eric Doster, an attorney representing Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the exercise was a waste of time and money.
"We found no fraud, and the results are rather unremarkable," Doster told the board.
Nearly 2.1 million of the close to 4.8 million ballots cast in Michigan in the Nov. 8 presidential election were counted a second time before the recount was halted, with Democrat Hillary Clinton gaining 102 votes and Stein gaining 64 votes, according to data released by the Michigan Secretary of State's Office. Since the recount was not completed, the official result will remain as stated earlier, with Trump defeating Clinton by 10,704 vote
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“We found no fraud, and the results are rather unremarkable,” Doster told the board.”
Oh really? How about the over vote in areas of Detroit?
“How about the over vote in areas of Detroit?”
The real reason the recount was stopped.
The truth wringer interacts with the body part....squeeze.
They were afraid they would uncover the truth.
Didn't look long and hard enough.
Bet Captain Obvious would have!
Detroit area fraud
That should be job one for all such panels. What will it take to do it, and what good will it do? Weigh the factors then make the decision. Too many decisions are predetermined by political considerations.
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