In heavily-Democratic Detroit, more votes than voters were found across the city and now state Republicans are calling for an investigation.

The statewide recount, which was stopped by a judge on Friday, could not be performed in those precincts and others.

The problems were the worst in Detroit, where discrepancies meant officials couldn’t recount votes in 392 precincts, or nearly 60 percent. And two-thirds of those precincts had too many votes.

“There’s always going to be small problems to some degree, but we didn’t expect the degree of problem we saw in Detroit. This isn’t normal,” said Krista Haroutunian, chairwoman of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.

Republican lawmakers in the state called for a probe last week after reports that a Wayne County precinct reported 306 votes, but had only 50 ballots.

Stein’s recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were spurred by claims that Russian hackers could have compromised the vote in some way.

The recount in Wisconsin ended up adding 131 votes to President-elect Donald Trump’s total.


Chairwoman Haroutunian says ‘this isn’t normal’, but I’d bet it is and they just never checked it before.

I blame those pesky Russians for going to Detroit to cast their votes.

The moral of the story is sometimes you ought to just leave a thing alone.