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Michigan overseas ballots printed with wrong Trump running mate

President Trump and … “Spike” 2020?!

Michigan military and overseas ballots were downloaded from a state database Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, listing an incorrect running mate for President Donald Trump.
Michigan military and overseas ballots were downloaded from a state database Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, listing an incorrect running mate for President Donald Trump.

More than 400 military and oversees ballots in Michigan had the wrong running mate for President Trump when they were downloaded from a state database on Tuesday.

Instead of Vice President Mike Pence, the ballots listed Jeremy Cohen, the Libertarian Party VP candidate, whose nickname is “Spike.”

The “temporary error” was fixed within 90 minutes on Tuesday, said Tracy Wimmer, a spokeswoman for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

But it’s not clear how many of the ballots were actually mailed out to voters before the glitch was caught.

“Approximately 400 ballots were downloaded by clerks during this period; we don’t know how many were sent,” Wimmer admitted.

Local election clerks were told to send out correct ballots and to instruct voters to ignore the inaccurate ones, should they have received one.

“If a voter does happen to return the incorrect ballot instead of the correct ballot, it will still count. The clerk will be instructed to duplicate a vote for Trump onto a ballot for Trump/Pence,” Wimmer said.

The erroneous ballots were meant to be mailed or emailed to Michigan residents living abroad under the Military and Overseas Empowerment (MOVE) Act, according to The Detroit News. Those ballots are usually downloaded or printed and sent upon request from an overseas voter.

Cohen, who is running with Jo Jorgensen, quipped: “They better fix these ballots.”

“I’d hate to help Trump’s chances,” he tweeted.

With Post wires



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