Royal Oak Recount Proceedings Get Heated Over Red Flags And Potential Voter Disenfranchisement
The Oakland County Board of Canvassers, a bi-partisan, four-member board, comprised of two Democrats and two Republicans (nominated by the Oakland County Chair) is once again embroiled in election integrity issues and potential voter disenfranchisement in yesterday’s recount of the City of Royal Oak’s close Proposal B (rank choice voting) race.
Election Integrity Volunteer Investigators preparing for a recount initially raised red flags regarding the unusually high number of absent voter ballots that were sent to the voters but never cast. This prompted the citizen-led investigation unit to conduct a field canvassing mission of over one hundred households in Royal Oak. The results of this investigation found that for those individuals who answered their door, twenty-five voters spread throughout multiple households attested to having voted. However, further investigation revealed that Royal Oak's official city records indicate these Michiganders did not vote. [read more]