(Republican Insider) – There’s little doubt at this point that average Americans have come to believe that you’ll not find a worse hive of scum and villainy in the United States than the city of Detroit when it comes to voter fraud and election theft.
There were many thugs and criminals, including election workers who were paid off, along with tons of others who served as outside agitators at the TCF Center in Detroit, all who were used by the radical left as a means of distracting, bullying, threatening, and intimidating GOP and Independent poll workers to assist them in their dirty work.
During the early hours of the morning last November, right after the election, there were tons of boxes of ballots being delivered to the location in an unmarked van.
Some folks don’t think it’s all that weird that Detroit and Michigan along with it went Democrat in the election. However, as 100 Percent Fedup reports, back in 2016, many residents of the state saw Donald Trump’s popularity shoot through the roof in their state.
His rallies were huge, there were Trump signs pretty much everywhere, not to mention tons of Trump flags and banners were all over the place.
“Miles of boats lined up for Trump boat parades in the Great Lakes State. Trump, who could see the enthusiasm for his campaign exploding in Michigan, once again chose Grand Rapids, MI as his final campaign stop of the season. Cars lined up for over 6 miles to get into the venue, and once inside, Trump supporters waited in line for over one mile. Meanwhile, Joe Biden skipped the state in favor of campaigning from his basement,” the report noted.
But somehow Biden managed to flip the state last year. Or so we’ve been led to believe.
According to 100 Percent Fedup, the city of Detroit used defective ballot boxes in the election held in 2020. Yes, that’s right. The Detroit Department of Elections, under the authority of City Clerk Janice Winfrey, allegedly used defective ballot boxes.
“This was reported to both legal counsels at the Wayne County Board of Canvassers and the Senate Oversight Committee, which recommended an investigation by the Secretary of State and the Attorney General. But none appears to have occurred, despite the fact that, under Michigan law, if a clerk is found guilty of using an unapproved ballot container in an election, it is a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to 90 days in jail,” the report said.
Here is an excerpt from an upcoming report to be published by Michigan Citizens for Election Integrity:
“Both Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chair, Monica Palmer and her fellow GOP canvasser, Bill Hartmann, had been to the DOE (Detroit Department of Elections) in January before the elections to examine and approve 50 new ballot boxes (metal transfer cases in which ballots are stored from the election through the canvass). While there, Hartmann noticed the back end of one of the boxes caved in when he pressed against it. The spot welds attaching the back end or ‘back beam’ to the frame had failed. ‘Where the seams are you could shove papers right through the back of them,” Palmer told a Senate Committee. Concerned, Hartmann decided to test the others. Soon the canvassers were going from box to box reaching inside and giving a good ‘slap’ on the back end from the inside out. Hartman recalled dozens of boxes failed this simple test,” the report stated (screen shot here).
“None of the boxes had any markings on them. No company name or any indication of what company manufactured them.” -Bill Hartmann, member of GOP Wayne County Board of Canvassers went on to say.
“He found it peculiar that “none of the boxes had any markings on them. No company name or any indication of what company manufactured them.” He then examined the cardboard boxes they arrived in. Again, there was no indication of a manufacturer or even any printed wording. Since the boxes were defective and the chain of custody could easily be compromised by someone slipping ballots through the gaps at the back, the canvassers ordered them to be repaired or replaced followed by a second attempt at certification. They recommended not using the same company due to its abysmal failure rate,” the MC4EI said.
“The boxes were defective and the chain of custody easily compromised by someone slipping ballots through the gap in the back,” he said.
“So, when Palmer and Hartmann arrived at the counting board floor on Election Day, they were appalled to find boxes to which they themselves had affixed and signed stickers back in January warning: ‘Not approved for use as a ballot container.’ Palmer testified to Senator Ed McBroom: ‘I did observe several counting boards that were using the unapproved containers.’ She emailed the Canvassing Board’s legal counsel. Under Michigan law, a clerk using an unapproved container could be charged with a misdemeanor. She then asked the Senators: ‘How are these processes happening? Especially when we had the Secretary of State send oversight in there to help improve things,’” the report continued.
The report then goes on to reveal an image showing a ballot box used in last year’s election that had a sticker on it which was signed by Detroit Board of Canvassers Chair Monica Palmer that says, “Not Approved For Use As A Ballot Container” (screen shots here and here).
Is it possible that corrupt election staffers removed what could possibly be a false backing on a supposedly sealed metal ballot container and then swap out ballots meant for Trump with those marked for Biden?
These photographs demonstrate that this is a valid concern.
“Where the seams are, you could shove papers right through the back of them,” said Palmer.
“Normally, at the close of the election, these ballot containers are sealed by the workers at the respective counting board, the seal numbers are recorded and, under Michigan law, are required to be signed by one Republican and one Democrat. A GOP challenger, alleges that, at the close of counting, the TCF Counting Board chief, Daniel Baxter asked for a handful of Republican poll workers to sign the seals on numerous ballot containers that they did not feel comfortable signing. This was due to the fact that they did not work at the counting boards where the ballot containers originated and therefore, could not attest to having any knowledge of what was in the containers, or as to whether chain of custody was still intact,” the report said.
If you want to truly grasp how these irregularities truly impacted the counting of ballots at the TCF Center last November, you have to understand how the counting process is supposed to be done, and how the methods used last year were vastly different from the standard procedure.
“A ‘counting board’ is the smallest unit of vote-counting capability for tallying absentee votes. Each one counts the ballots from 1-4 Detroit precincts. There were 134 counting boards inside the TCF Center. Each one consisted of an arrangement of tables in a square with 3-5 poll workers seated around the outside of the tables (screen shot here). During the count, they each take a separate step in processing the ballot. This typically includes: verifying it exists in the electronic poll book, verifying that the signature on the outer envelope matches that on file, matching the number on the ballot with the number on the envelope, removing the ballot from the outer envelope, and removing the ballot’s number stub. After processing, the ballot is then tabulated in a vote-counting computer,” The folks over at 100 Percent Fedup said in their piece.
It’s critically important to note that before 2020, ballots were counted in elections by inserting them into a large stand-alone tabulation machine that was located just a few steps away from where the counting board is located. After being counted, the ballot would then be dropped into a bin that was located inside the machine.
The report points out that the only time before the end of the vote count that ballots might be removed from the tabulation machine is if it became jammed. If a jam occurred, then it was the job of the supervisor of four or five of the counting boards to come with a key, open the door located on the side of the machine, fix the jam, then lock the door back.
The fixing of said jams were done in full view of poll workers. The ballots would stay inside the machine. Lots and lots of transparency in that process.
“This sensible and relatively secure arrangement changed in 2020. These large, locked, stand-alone tabulating machines were replaced with high-speed tabulators the approximate size of a desktop printer. Ballots were fed into these tabulators in batches of 50 and then moved to the appropriate metal ballot containers according to the precinct. In a bizarre arrangement that seems to defy logic, instead of these compact new tabulators being deployed on or near the counting board tables, thereby preserving proximity, “chain of custody,” and thus ballot security, they were taken to a location far away from the boards and lined up in a long row. As noted in TCF Timeline,” the report added.
The tabulation ballots for the 2020 election were completed far away from the counting boards, which is a violation of the chain of custody.
What this means is that the counting board team couldn’t really sign off on the final number of ballots that had been processed because they weren’t in the team’s custody at the end of the shift. They had been walked, batch after batch, through the total chaos exploding in the room all the way over to the tabulators.
“The ballots were transported by a single poll worker through a gauntlet of people and tables in a massive, bustling room – over the size of a football field — and with no oversight. These ballot movements were not logged, and the ballots were not signed out. Thus, the chain of custody was broken, and at the end of the count, the poll workers at the counting boards could no longer attest that the ballots never left their custody. GOP challenger Eugene V. Dixon voiced his concern in an affidavit, stating that on Election Day at the TCF, he observed that the procedure for tabulating ballots included carrying stacks of 200 ballots to the tabulator area to be fed 50 at a time. Counted ballots would then go into metal bins near the tabulators. At one point, I noticed an election worker carry the metal bin containing tabulated ballots back to where the ballots were being picked up at the table. This would have easily allowed removing tabulated ballots from the container, adding them to the pile of yet-to-be tabulated ballots. When I complained to the supervisor – this practice stopped,” the report pointed out.
This new arrangement also played a huge part in how ballots became mixed up, many of them appearing to have been put in the wrong container after the tabulation.
Another bit of evidence to show you how different the process for counting the ballots in last year’s election were from previous years, tabulation machines were placed 7 feet from the rows of metal transfer cases, or ballot boxes, which is also where the ballots that were coming out of the tabulator would end up after being counted.
“GOP challengers were told to stay outside of the row of metal cases. This created a subtle but effective barrier that served to keep most GOP challengers’ prying eyes far from tabulator jams and ballot over-counting. In addition, due to the distance of each transfer case from its respective tabulator, it is likely that ballots were occasionally placed in the wrong transfer cases, thus throwing that precinct ‘out of balance,'” the folks at 100 Percent Fed Up said.
Under the law in Michigan, there can be no hand recount of the ballots in transfer cases if the number of ballots located inside the container does not equal the number that is listed on the tabulator tape. In that case, the number listed on the tabulator tape stands.
“When the Board of Canvassers investigated the imbalances at the August 4th debacle, the explanation given was that many ballots had been placed in the wrong containers. If a poll worker walks 7 or 8 feet from a tabulator to the tightly-packed row of ballot containers, it’s conceivable that an occasional ballot meant for one precinct might end up in that of another, thus throwing off the count of two precincts, one having one ballot too many and the other having one ballot too few,” the report said.
The real question on everyone’s mind now is what in the world will be done about this problem to ensure it doesn’t happen again? Unfortunately, there does not seem to be anyone in a position of power that cares about rigged elections. Guess that’s the way it is when you’re a politician.
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