A county in northern Michigan that has been sued for fall election tally will manually count the votes in the May 4 primary.
Antrim County commissioners declined a request from the county clerk for $ 5,080 to prepare the Dominion voting machine for the upcoming election, Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.
Instead, the commissioners said ballots would be counted by hand, although Secretary Sheryl Guy, chief electoral commissioner, said it could be illegal.
“The state says we cannot. But let them come and tell us we can’t, given our circumstances, ”said Commissioner Ed Boettcher.