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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:42 PM

Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi

Source: Newsweek

TOUCH-SCREEN VOTING DEVICES ARE AUTOMATICALLY CHANGING VOTES IN MISSISSIPPI

BY MATT KEELEY ON 8/27/19 AT 7:07 PM EDT

A Facebook user in Mississippi has posted a video showing touch-screen voting machines changing votes during Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election for the governor's race. The video shows a voter trying to cast their ballot for Bill Walker Jr., only for the machine to change the vote to Tate Reeves.

Some citizens, however, are having trouble making their vote. Voting machines in at least three precincts have rejected votes for Waller, selecting Reeves instead. The error does not appear to have affected all of the machines.

According to the Clarion Ledger, a machine at the Burgess precinct in Oxford the machine in the above video refused to register a vote for Waller. Before the error was detected, 19 votes had been cast on that particular machine.

Two machines in Calhoun County have also been seen to act this way, one at the Chickenbone Baptist Church and one at the Masonic Hall precinct in Vardaman. Though it's currently unknown how many votes were cast on these machines, Calhoun County officials are determining the number.

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Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/touch-screen-voting-devices-are-automatically-changing-votes-mississippi-1456445

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:48 PM

1. In a GOP primary. Maybe if enough *Republicans* get their votes changed while they're

watching, something will get done. Changing Democratic votes to Republican is just business as usual--nothing to get alarmed about.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 03:04 AM

2. but I thought the Ruskies were responsible for all of this

why are the picking on those poor Republicans in Mississippi?

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