Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has led the presidential election recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, took to Twitter Wednesday to post her reaction to finding out that many heavily Democratic precincts in and around Detroit will not be included in the recount.
"We have a case of electoral Jim Crow in Michigan. #MIrecount," Stein tweeted, along with a link to an article from liberal alternet.org.
We have a case of electoral Jim Crow in Michigan. #recountMI https://t.co/SBsANRTxX7— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@Dr. Jill Stein🌻)1481129638.0
According to the Detroit News, at least half of the votes cast in Detroit are legally ineligible to be included in the overall state recount because their poll totals did not match the ballots that were submitted. Election officials reportedly did not have an explanation for the discrepancy but went ahead and certified the outcome anyway.
Because so many of the votes were in a county where Hillary Clinton was expected to do well, Stein's hope of the the recount having any effect on the election outcome greatly diminishes. President-elect Donald Trump won Michigan by about 10,700 votes.
The blow to Stein's recount effort came just days after a federal judge on Monday ordered more than 4.8 million ballots in Michigan to be re-tallied.