Plausible deniability of the year tale comes with "machines bumping up against each other"
The unintended consequences of the Jill Stein recount, was to officially put the Michigan Secretary of State on notice that there are irregularities with the voting in the motor city. Of course the unspoken truth has always been known, but proof of such shenanigans was elusive and considered inconsequential for most elections.
Given the revelation of fraud, and the incredible magnitude which it has appeared, it would seem only proper to fully investigate all of those who are entrusted with our voting responsibility in these precincts. Criminal sanctions are likely warranted in some cases revealed by Stein’s efforts, yet the players caught with their hands in the cookie jar are not going to admit culpability too easily. From the New American
Some observers say the discrepancies could be due to repeated attempts to stuff ballots into malfunctioning machines; more than 80 jammed in Detroit on election day. “This is not the first time,” either, adds Daniel Baxter, elections director for the city. As Time reports, quoting him, “‘We’ve had this problem in nearly every election that we administer in the city of Detroit.’ Baxter says that the machines were tested for accuracy before election day [sic] in accordance with state and federal guidelines, but that sometimes the machines ‘hit up against each other and malfunction’ as they’re being transported to the precincts.”
Striking. If this is an ongoing problem, it should have been addressed long ago. As for machines hitting up against each other during transportation, this is what foam padding is made for. Note, however, that claims of malfunction can be a great cover for vote fraud: “Of course the numbers don’t match up with the dang machines we have to work with!”
This author gets it.
Funny thing is, I wish I had penned my ‘on-the-other-hand’ opinion of the recounts while blasting them for wasting our time and money. It wasn’t hard to imagine such an effort biting back, especially considering the liberal propensity to cheat. I suppose in the end, it was partly the fear of more cheating that engaged my imagination and held me to accept the win by ‘our guy’ as-is.
However, the poll books need to be opened and examined and right now. Those who show up as voters in the precinct records need to be queried; “Did you vote that day?” If they did not, and they will testify to that and they are recorded as voting, it is clear a criminal act has occurred.
I would recommend starting from the last entries. If there was a push to match numbers of voters with numbers on the seals of those bags with insufficient ballots, it would likely come at the end of the shift.
In any event, vote integrity is job number one for our esteemed election officials right now. The way in which this is pursued may yield a future of very different expectations.
Human error, or predetermined results editing by local officials, it matters very little.
A well executed forensic effort in Detroit will likely pay off for years.