If anything, the recount in Michigan is highlighting how messed up the election process is in Detroit.
Steve Neavling of Motor City Muckraker points the finger at Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey and writes that she should immediately resign:
Motor City Muckraker rarely posts editorials. But Janice Winfrey’s egregious mishandling of the election warrants an exception.
Americans have fought and died for the right to vote.
But that sacrifice was shrugged at in Detroit, where scores of voting machines malfunctioned, poll workers weren’t properly trained and thousands of presidential ballots can’t be recounted because of numerous voting irregularities.
The gatekeeper of elections in Detroit is city Clerk Janice Winfrey, who has refused to take responsibility for the massive failures that made a mockery of the democratic system and further eroded trust in a fair and accurate election.
Winfrey, who defeated Jackie Currie in 2005 by pledging to restore faith in the election system, was woefully unprepared for the presidential election on Nov. 8.
Winfrey must take responsibility and resign, so Detroit can begin building an election system that works.