In Michigan, no precinct can be recounted if the the log book doesn’t match the number of votes. In the heavily democratic area of Detroit, 392 of the 662 precincts don’t match. Election officials (democrats) say they are sure the counts will match when they open the boxes, that is IF they open the ballot boxes. The bottom line is that the area affected went to Hillary by large numbers and no matter what will not increase her chances of winning. A Green Party rep claims this is proof that the Michigan count is unreliable.
The problem with that is that the areas in question are heavily democratic voters, the poll workers are overwhelmingly democrats and the precinct bosses are all democrats. It’s hard to make the case that Russians hacked voting machines not connected to the internet and the voting is totally controlled by democrats. The other areas of the state won by Trump have not reported any problems.
County reports obtained by The Detroit News, though, indicate canvassers were provided no explanation for why the numbers didn’t add up in those precincts. They certified the results of the election anyway.
Still, the news that any Detroit precincts will not be able to participate in the recount is likely a death blow to the hopes of Green Party candidate Jill Stein that the recount will end up throwing Michigan’s Electoral College votes to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Detroit and surrounding areas went heavily for Clinton, and are the only reason the state of Michigan was even close, as most of the rest of the state went solidly for Trump.