A conservative economic analysis firm on Monday released a report saying a comprehensive review of Michigan’s voting data shows no widespread voter fraud in the state, a point echoed last week by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. The report by East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group was prompted by claims of election tampering by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as well as President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated assertion that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. Trump argued that millions of illegal votes came from “those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even those registered to vote who are dead,” a point that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said could refer to states like New York and California where the Republican businessman did not campaign.
AEG CEO Patrick Anderson said Monday his firm’s latest data analysis shows “there’s no evidence” of any systematic manipulation of Michigan votes. “Right now we’re looking and we’re not finding anything,” Anderson said.
The 2016 election results were consistent with patterns in the 2012 results, he said, adding that any hacking would have resulted in a glaring deviation from trends in past elections.
Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The margin tightened slightly — by 103 votes, unofficially — in the partial state recount of almost 40 percent of Michigan’s precincts. The recount was voided after state and federal court rulings found that Stein lacked the legal standing to request the recount because she had no statistical chance of winning the election.
Full Article: Report: No evidence of Michigan voter fraud.