Dominion blames 'human error' for voting machines not showing GOP ballots in Pennsylvania county
Dominion Voting Systems, a company beset by dubious election fraud claims in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, said "human error" was to blame after machines in a Pennsylvania county failed to display Republican ballots.
Nicole Nollette, the executive vice president of operations at Dominion, announced the conclusion during a two-hour special meeting held by the Luzerne County volunteer election board on Monday, according to the Times Leader. This contradicts Director of Elections Bob Morgan, who said last week a "coding error" from within Dominion caused the mishap during local primary elections last Tuesday.
"Dominion deeply regrets the confusion this error caused," Nollette said.
The Board of Elections in Luzerne County, located in northeast Pennsylvania, said every vote was counted correctly, according to local outlet Fox 56, a local outlet. But Republicans in particular raised concerns about the integrity of the election.
Luzerne County voters, regardless of their party affiliation, saw a ballot only labeled for the Democratic primary on the first screen, leading to confusion. Ballots would show as Republican when printed, even though they appeared to be Democratic on the screen. The election authority granted GOP voters to file a provisional or emergency ballot.
"Nobody did that intentionally," Morgan said. "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.
Morgan told PA Homepage May 18 there was "no evidence of any of this problem on the mail-in ballots, which were produced from that file. We’re still working with Dominion to get an explanation as to how this coding error occurred. They were as surprised about it as we were."
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