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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:20 PM

Roughly one-third of mail-in ballots are being rejected in Tarrant County

Source: Dallas Morning News

Roughly one-third of Tarrant Countyís mail-in ballots are getting rejected by ballot scanners due to illegible bar codes by the printing company, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram first reported.

The blunder could affect as many as 20,000 ballots, but every valid vote ultimately will be counted properly, Tarrant County Election Administrator Heider Garcia told the Tarrant County Commissioners Court Tuesday morning.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/elections/2020/10/27/roughly-one-third-of-mail-in-ballots-are-being-rejected-in-tarrant-county/

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Reply Roughly one-third of mail-in ballots are being rejected in Tarrant County (Original post)
shelshaw Oct 2020 OP
Arkansas Granny Oct 2020 #1
soothsayer Oct 2020 #2
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2020 #3
Squinch Oct 2020 #4
onetexan Oct 2020 #7
KPN Oct 2020 #5
David__77 Oct 2020 #6
cannabis_flower Oct 2020 #8

Response to shelshaw (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:22 PM

1. Paywall, can't read.

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Response to shelshaw (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:22 PM

2. Grrrr

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Response to shelshaw (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:25 PM

3. "ultimately" - there's the vital word

If that means setting up a new system where someone has to key in a number by hand and a new barcode is stuck on an envelope before it can be processed, or something similar, it's not going to get done for many by election night. And that could make the difference between a Trump lawsuit to halt counting that dodgy courts could allow, and one that says "we should go back and disallow some that have already been counted" for some other spurious reason, which they could find harder to justify.

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Response to shelshaw (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:28 PM

4. This is misleading. They are not being read by the scanner, but the election officials

say they are still being counted. The SCANNER is rejecting them. That does not mean they are being rejected and not counted.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:59 PM

7. Correct. Title need to be changed. I almost had another freakout.

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Response to shelshaw (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:29 PM

5. Illegible bar codes must be correlated to ballot addressees with Hispanic names.

Why is it my mind goes there immediately?

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Response to shelshaw (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:51 PM

6. That doesn't sound like the best headline.

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Response to shelshaw (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 04:06 PM

8. Well...

Tarrant County is reliably red. Iím not sure Democrats would be hurt by this problem. Not that we want to disenfranchise Republicans, just saying.

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