N. Michigan County Charged with Voter Fraud for Hand Counting Ballots in May
Bellaire, Mich. –A northern Michigan county that was sued for its fall election count will hand-count paper ballots in the May 4 primary.
County Antrim commissioners have refused a request from the county clerk for $ 5,080 to prepare the Dominion’s voting machines for the next election, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.
Instead, the commissioners said the ballots would be hand-counted, although Clerk Sheryl Guy, the Chief Electoral Officer, said it could be illegal.
âThe state said we can’t. But let them come and tell us that we cannot, given our situation, âsaid Commissioner Ed Boettcher.
The county is still in dispute with a resident who accused those responsible for fraud in the fall election.
The first results in Republican County showed a local victory for Joe Biden over Donald Trump. But he has been attributed to human error, no problem with voting machines, and fixed. A judge nevertheless took the extraordinary measure of allowing forensic images of Dominion election equipment.
Guy had offered to hire a contractor to install new hard drives on the machines before the May 4 election.
New machines in the nine electoral districts would cost about $ 55,000.
“If we do a one-time count of the May elections … it will cost us money – it will certainly cost us less than $ 55,000 – and the trial will hopefully be successful by then,” he said. said Boettcher.