Are Texas Voting Machines Switching People’s Votes? Officials Blame ‘User Error’

The Texas Secretary of State’s office says it has received fewer than 20 complaints of machines switching the votes of straight-ticket voters.

By Ryan PoppeOctober 30, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Why do voters in some of Texas’ largest counties believe voting machines are switching their ballot choices? The company that made the machines and the state’s secretary of state both point to “user error.”

The Texas secretary of state’s office has received fewer than 20 complaints from voters who attempted to vote a straight-ticket ballot. Complainants said their U.S. Senate choices were either de-selected or changed.

Spokesman Sam Taylor said the complaints come from voters using the Hart Intercivic e-Slate voting machine.

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