Are liberals still screaming that everything is safe and secure with out elections? Because I’m still seeing a number of elections be overturned because of malfunctioning machines or invalid ballots.
Just recently the outcome of a local election in New Jersey was changed dramatically after officials uncovered a malfunction with the voting machines that had been used. Upon investigation, it was determined that the problem laid within Election Systems and Software (ES&S) voting machines and was caused by a tabulation malfunction which resulted in some votes being double-counted in six precincts located across Monmouth County.
This mishap led to a drastic change in the results of one school board race in Ocean Township. Initially, Steve Clayton had defeated Jeffrey Weinstein by 20 votes…3,523 to 3,503. However, when the tabulation errors were corrected and the vote recalculated, it revealed that Weinstein had actually won by just one vote. Both candidates were made aware of this development on Tuesday and Clayton responded by saying that he wasn’t giving up yet while Weinstein expressed shock at such a significant error taking place.
When asked about the issue ES&S released a statement through spokesperson Katina Granger which explained how this lapse occured due to a rare human procedural error during reinstallation where technicians overlooked an important step known as database optimization which would have notified them if data had been read twice during the results loading process.
In response to this mistake Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking legal action to ensure transparency and accuracy of their electoral system moving forward and will likely be seeking court-ordered recount for the Ocean Township school board race. Weinstein has stated his elation at this news saying he’s pleased that steps are being taken to rectify the situation so he can continue serving his community. It’s still unclear why state officials did not come forward about the problem sooner than they did.
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