Election workers started recounting ballots from last month's presidential election as Nevada joined several others states where a recount has been requested.
The recount was requested by Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, an independent candidate for president who finished with fewer than 1% of the votes in Nevada. De La Fuente said in a news release that the recount was to "balance out" other recounts in Midwestern states won by President-elect Donald Trump. De La Fuente's campaign did not respond to a request for a comment about the recount.
In Wayne County, about one-third of precincts showed discrepancies during the November canvass, said Krista Haroutunian, chair of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. Those discrepancies could make those precincts -- 610, including 392 in Detroit -- ineligible for recount, though a final decision has yet to be made.
The problems raise questions about the overall accuracy of Michigan's vote, said Keenan Pontoni, state coordinator for Recount Michigan, the effort of Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount Michigan's 4.8 million ballots, which produced a 10,704 vote victory for Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race. read more
Dr. Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Party candidate for President, filed a recount petition in the state of Wisconsin on November 25, requesting that a statewide recount be conducted by hand. Stein's campaign is the first-ever multi-state recount following a presidential election, after heightened concern from election experts and across all political parties over hacking and voting irregularities.