An update regarding yet another suspicious “error” with Dominion Voting Machines has drawn heavy scrutiny and concern from conservatives.
Dominion Voting Systems is once again blaming “human error” for a suspicious problem that occurred in some of their equipment. During local primary elections, machines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania somehow failed to display Republican ballots. Confusion spread as voters in the county, regardless of their party affiliation, saw only a ballot for the Democrat primary on the screen. According to the Washington Examiner, “ballots would show as Republican when printed, even though they appeared to be Democratic on the screen.”
Nicole Nollette, the executive vice president of operations at Dominion, announced that the issue was due to “human error” during a two-hour special meeting held by the Luzerne County volunteer election board, contradicting a previous statement from Director of Elections Bob Morgan, who said that a “coding error” from within Dominion caused the problem.
“Dominion deeply regrets the confusion this error caused,” Nollette said.
Despite the Board of Elections in Luzerne County claiming that every vote was counted correctly, Republicans are concerned about the integrity of the election.
“Nobody did that intentionally,” said Bob Morgan, the county’s director of elections. “The moment we found out what the impact was we immediately sought to give advice to the public, and it is our desire to never have that happen again.”
“The ballot header typo had minimal impacts on the actual administration on the election and no impact to the results and the tally,” Nollette added.
Dominion then issued a statement claiming that a “ballot screen error” was present.
“Luzerne County’s election director has confirmed that there is a ballot screen error that is confined to the header on the viewing screen of the machine, and that all ballots are printing correctly with the Republican header and the Republican primary election races,” the company wrote. “As the county has reassured the voting public, all ballots will be correctly counted. We regret any confusion this has caused.”
Some county leaders have called for a forensic audit to be conducted by a third party.
“These machines — their credibility is lost,” said Missy Thomas, a member of the Election Board. “The system is compromised.”
According to Election Board Chairwoman Denise Williams, complaints will be “looked into” when the board meets again in June.
This isn’t the only shady thing happening in Luzerne County. The Washington Examiner reports that “the WBRE 28/WYOU 22 Eyewitness News I-Team found voting machines unattended in a public walkway inside the Terrace Plaza mall.”
“I don’t think they should be in the middle of the mall area. I told them where the room is over there to keep them secure. But we watch them,” mall manager Laura Gruene told PA Homepage.
If they can’t even be trusted to keep their machines secure, why should we believe them when they say the votes were counted properly?