Election results data from the Wayne County, Michigan website exposed that more than 170 million votes being cast by anonymous voters.
This is one of the conditions to certifying the votes. If an audit isn’t performed, the votes still aren’t certified.
In order to certify election results, votes are reconciled by verifying that the number of ballots cast in each precinct matches the number of registered voters in each precinct. This year, COVID-19 related health concerns prompted many voters to cast their votes by mail. With the high volume of mail-in votes cast, Wayne County election officials established vote counting centers where all mail-in ballots were tallied.
Mail-in ballots that were counted at vote counting centers rather than precinct polling stations were unable to be counted against the total number of registered voters. In many cases, precincts showed votes tallied, but zero folks being registered.
The website showed thousands of mail-in votes were cast by non-registered voters. Based on public records, it’s impossible to see the total number of ballots cast in each county precinct because those ballots were tallied in separate centers and not logged against the precinct’s voter registration.
So, how do validate votes without knowing the total registered voters? In this case, there are over 170 million votes that cannot be validated, and arguably, could be thrown out.
Voting machines in more than one-third of all Detroit precincts registered more votes than they should have during last month’s presidential election, according to Wayne County records prepared at the request of The Detroit News.
Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett show optical scanners at 248 of the city’s 662 precincts, or 37 percent, tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books. Voting irregularities in Detroit have spurred plans for an audit Elections Director Chris Thomas said Monday.