Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s Michigan recount unintentionally exposed major voter fraud in Detroit.
Election officials in Michigan found that 37% of precincts in Detroit tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books.
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Hillary Clinton won Wayne County over Donald Trump 67% to 30% and Hillary won Detroit city by 95% to Donald Trump’s 3% .
Election officials this week found 782 more votes than voters in Detroit.
Another 382 Detroiters were listed as voting but their ballots never showed up in the count.
Whether the result of machine malfunction, human error or even fraud, the unexplained voting discrepancies in Detroit last month were not sizable enough to affect the outcome in Michigan of the presidential election, according to a new Free Press analysis of voting precinct records.
In 248 precincts, there were a total of 782 more votes tabulated by voting machines than the number of voters listed as picking up ballots in the precincts’ poll books. That makes up just three-tenths of 1% of the total 248,211 votes that were logged in Detroit for the presidential election. That number was far too small to swing the statewide election results, even in this year’s especially tight race that saw a Republican win Michigan for the first time since George Bush in 1988.
Donald Trump carried Michigan by 10,704 votes, or 47.5% to 47.3% , according to the final results submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. But in Detroit, Democrat Hillary Clinton trounced Trump, winning 95% of the vote to his 3% .