Recounts of Propositions 2 & 3 come with push back
Recounts of ballot measures from Michigan’s November election on questions of voting rights and abortion have been met with friction in some precincts across the state in recent days
Ballot recounts were requested in over 500 precincts in 43 counties across Michigan, mostly for proposal 3.
But in counties like Ingham, Jackson and Marquette, the recount has been disrupted by recount challengers.
Jake Rollow is a spokesperson for Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. He says the challengers have the right to be there but in some cases they have tried to handle the ballots.
“They're not allowed to touch ballots. Additionally, one of the things that they continue to do is to demand to see the other side of the ballot...And that's outside of the scope of the recount.”
Rollow says many of the challengers are a part of a group that calls themselves “election integrity force.” Rollow made it clear that due to the margin of victory, the measures will not be overturned