(PresidentialWire.com)- Dominion Voting Systems blamed “human error” for an issue in a primary election in Pennsylvania last week. The issue hit national headlines when it was revealed that tens of thousands of ballots were affected and people were left unable to cast their votes by entering them into the machines.
The story was particularly shocking because it involved Republican votes being mislabeled as Democrat votes. It was pretty disastrous for Dominion Voting Systems which insists that claims of election fraud are inaccurate. The company is so adamant that fraud did not occur that a multi-billion-dollar defamation lawsuit was filed against former New York City mayor and former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, along with some Fox News anchors for suggesting otherwise.
Nicole Nollette, the executive vice president of operations at Dominion Voting Systems, said that the company “deeply regrets the confusion this error caused.” She added that Dominion will improve data entry proofing and work with the county to resolve the problem and prevent it from happening again.
Nollette blamed the problem on a typographical mistake that appeared at the top of the ballots, which was confirmed by Administrative Services Division chief David Parsnik, who said that his county didn’t test the on-screen ballots once they were approved.
A hearing into the matter gave local people an opportunity to express their anger over the issue, which they absolutely did. Many called for the end of the use of Dominion machines altogether.
Missy Thomas, a member of the local Election Board, said that the issue proved that the credibility of Dominion’s machines was “lost.” Members of the Luzerne County Republican Party have called for a full forensic audit of votes cast in their county, and potentially in other places across the state, to be carried out by a third-party company in the same way Arizona is currently conducting a forensic audit.