Thousands of votes have been miss-cast due to glitches in several states.
The Michigan State Republican Party on Friday revealed that a software glitch caused 6,000 Republican ballots to be counted towards Democrat’s totals. The issue was eventually corrected when officials in Antrim County hand counted the ballots, which caused their county to flip to President Donald Trump. According to Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman, 48 of the state’s 83 counties use the same software from Dominion Voting Systems.
MI uses Dominion’s Democracy Suite’s voting software to tally votes. According to a brochure for the company, MI is ranked 1 of its major vendors. 48 counties, according to @MIGOP, use this software. Notice where else it’s used? Key battlegrounds: NV, AZ, MN, WI, MI, FL, GA, FL. pic.twitter.com/GaHtWGh1Y2
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) November 7, 2020
There are now issues arising in Georgia in Spalding and Morgan Counties after it was revealed that a software update Monday night caused voting machines to crash on Election Day.
Spalding County Board of Elections Supervisor Marcia Ridley told POLITICO Dominion Voting Systems performed an update on machines. KnowInk, which makes electronic poll books to sign voters, also created an update. Both are something that is out of the norm, Ridley said.
“That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election,” Ridley explained, saying she had no idea what was in the update.
Dominion Voting Systems said the software had no impact in Georgia.
“Re Gwinnett – There is no evidence of any system software problem,” Kay Stimson, Dominion Voting Systems vice president of government affairs, in told The Washington Times in an email. “My understanding is that the system was hanging at certain points in processing adjudicated ballots due to a workstation set-up issue. Our technicians worked with the county to address it, and election officials moved on to re-adjudicating ballots by the next day.”
These “glitches” cause concerns, especially with close voter tallies in multiple states. The common factor: Dominion Voting Systems. The system is being used in many states across the nation, including in key battleground states, like Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Florida.