For Detroit clerk: Gilchrist; Sossi in District 1 – Detroit News Endorsement

The Detroit city clerk’s office became a national embarrassment in 2016, when half of the votes cast by city voters were ineligible for recount because the poll books didn’t match the ballots, or were missing altogether. Given the pivotal role Michigan played in the presidential election, this could have been disastrous had a recount actually gone ahead.

Clerk Janice Winfrey blamed outdated equipment, poor training and lack of support from the state.

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