The Office of the Antrim County Clerk found some inaccuracies with posted vote-counting results at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, and are trying to understand what caused the error.
According to the Clerk, the total votes counted by the election software did not match the printed tabulator tapes. An independent board of canvassers is said to be verifying the results manually.
Republicans have pointed out that this supposed “glitch” in the software in Antrim County caused thousands of votes to be given in error to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Democratic Senator Gary Peters, instead of President Trump and Republican candidate John James.
Biden has been declared the winner of Michigan’s sixteen electoral votes, as he is ahead in the state by 146,123 votes.
“In Antrim County, ballots were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans, causing a 6,000 vote swing against our candidates. The county clerk came forward and said, ‘tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes,’” Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox said at a press conference on Friday.
Multiple sources have reported that this software, made by Dominion voting systems, was used in at least 47 other counties in Michigan, and was also used in many other states.
Senior Managing Editor at the Independent Journal Review Kyle Becker tweeted a map of the states using the software, and stated: “How does an election software company literally named ‘Dominion’ get used in: Almost 30 states, 4 of the Top 10 Counties, 9 of the Top 20 Counties. Dominion is used in MI where votes were switched from Trump to Biden. A free country does not give one company this much power.”
How does an election software company literally named "Dominion" get used in:
☑️Almost 30 states
☑️4 of the Top 10 Counties
☑️9 of the Top 20 Counties
Dominion is used in MI where votes were switched from Trump to Biden. A free country does not give one company this much power. pic.twitter.com/42r4AuBVtO
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 7, 2020
Republicans are calling for a hand recount of votes in every county that used this software, fearing that the same “glitch” may have effected many more votes than have already been confirmed in Antrim County, Michigan.