State to audit ‘significant mismatches’ in Detroit vote

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s elections bureau will investigate “significant” ballot discrepancies in a small portion of Detroit’s voting precincts.

The audit ordered Monday stems from a precinct in which 300 people were recorded as voting but only 50 ballots were in a sealed container. State spokesman Fred Woodhams says there’s no reason to suspect people’s votes weren’t counted, but Michigan is aware of “significant mismatches” at roughly 20 of Detroit’s 490 precincts.

He says the problems wouldn’t have changed the outcome of Republican Donald Trump’s victory in Michigan. Democrat Hillary Clinton won 95 percent of Detroit’s vote.

The ballots will go to Lansing for inspection.

It’s not uncommon for there to be slight inconsistencies between the number of voters and ballots, but Woodhams says such large inconsistencies are “especially concerning.”

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  • joe

    I find it kind of funny when most of the inconsistenties are in Clinton won area’s .if 50 ppl vote then there should be 50 not 300.i listened to a radio station from there before the election and that one station was calling on ppl to come vote in that area even if they lived out of state.910 a.m.late night.

  • Mike

    So many more votes were recorded by human poll workers on the precinct total reports than were actually voted and counted by the machines.
    And 95% of the votes from those precincts were for Hillary.
    Can’t those Russians do anything right?