Voters were alarmed when voting machines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania were displaying Democrat ballots for registered Republicans and Independents. Due to the fact it’s a primary, parties have individual ballots but the voting machines were only displaying Democrat headers when people went to cast their votes electronically.
The Daily Wire reports:
Bob Morgan, Director of Elections in Luzerne County, released a statement noting that the issue was caused by a “coding error.” He later emphasized that the problem were not caused by the county and that they are working with voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems to figure out what went wrong.
“Due to a coding error the Republican primary ballot in today’s Municipal Primary election contains an error in the header when displayed on the viewing screen,” Morgan said in a statement. “This error occurred during vendor programming of the device and appears on Republican ballots countywide. The ballot correctly shows Republican candidates, however, the header of the ballot says ‘Democrat.’”
“It took us about probably five weeks. We gave a final product to Dominion,” Morgan said. “There is 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.”
Dominion released a statement to help assure voters that the glitch will not affect ballots.
“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,” Dominion said. “As the county has reassured the voting public, all ballots will be correctly counted. We regret any confusion this has caused.”