The Republican chairwoman in Michigan has said that a software glitch resulted in thousands of Republican votes being counted as Democrat. On Thursday, a judge in Michigan judge threw out a lawsuit from the Trump campaign to force the halting of the counting of ballots in the state.
Many of President Trump’s supporters have reacted furiously on social media as they are pointing to the northern Antrim County in Michigan to highlight reports that vote-counting software used in the state may undercut Trump’s number of votes significantly.
Republicans in the northern Antrim County are alleging that thousands of votes were counted in error for Biden instead of President Trump. On Friday, the Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox said at a press conference that “in Antrim County, ballots were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans, causing a 6,000 vote swing against our candidates. The county clerk came forward and said, ‘tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes.’”.
Cox then went on to say “since then, we have now discovered that 47 counties used this same software in the same capacity” this equates to around half of Michigan’s 83 counties. She then called for those counties who have used this software to “closely examine their results for similar discrepancies”.
A computer science professor J. Alex Halderman from the university of Michigan has said: “It’s natural to wonder whether similar problems could have occurred in other jurisdictions that use the same machine”.