1,913,369 Ballots Thrown Away – Greg Palast

Here’s what you know: In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes. Officially. Here’s what you don’t know: 75,355 ballots were never counted. That’s official, too. Just “spoilage,” that is, ballots that were, for some technical reason, untallied. But not just anyone’s vote “spoiled.” Most of these vanished votes were cast in Detroit—where only one in ten city residents are white. Motown. Not exactly Trump-ville.

1,913,369 Ballots Thrown Away – Greg Palast