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Company acknowledges Ohio voting machine error

Company acknowledges Ohio voting machine error

The maker of the most widely used touch-screen voting machine in Ohio has acknowledged the machines have a programming error that led to votes being dropped in the March primary.
Premier Election Solutions Inc. notified Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (BROO'-nur) in a letter this week.
The company said the programming error led to votes being dropped in at least 11 of the 44 counties that used the company's machines in the March election. The company previously argued that the problems were caused by antivirus software complications.
The number of votes involved was not immediately available. State officials said the dropped votes were discovered by election workers.
The same machines will be used in the November election. But Brunner spokesman Kevin Kidder says the state is drafting a plan to cross-check vote totals with paper trails.


Updated : 2021-03-07 14:18 GMT+08:00