Big news have surfaced in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Reports are showing that voting machines used in a Fayette County school board election were rejecting ballots.
Things get stranger though.
Initially officials believed that both Democrat and Republican ballots were being rejected but after further investigation officials announced that only Republican ballots were being rejected.
An emergency petition has since been granted which will allow the ballots that were rejected by the machines to be hand counted.
Some voting machines in PA were rejecting ballots.
An elections judge, said the issue was initially believed to be affecting all ballots, but officials then determined only Republican ballots were affected.https://t.co/GlOHGttOLo
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 24, 2021
— One America News (@OANN) May 19, 2021
The Washington Examiner covered the incident:
Some voting machines in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, were rejecting ballots as residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on several local races, according to a new report.
The Fayette County Bureau of Elections told KDKA, a local CBS affiliate, that several precincts were having difficulty scanning bar codes on all ballots, and several voters told the outlet that their Republican ballots were not accepted. Chris Varney, an elections judge, told the outlet the issue was initially believed to be affecting all ballots, but officials then determined the problem only affected Republican ballots.
Both Republicans and Democrats are vying for the positions of recorder of deeds, jury commissioner, magisterial district judge, City Council member, and several school board seats.
Voting machines across Pennsylvania county not accepting Republican ballots in local races: Report https://t.co/dd99Ofak84
— Free PA! (@BUnell) May 22, 2021
Voting Machines in Fayette County PA Are Not Counting GOP Votes – Fayette County Uses Brand New Dominion Voting Machines https://t.co/rps6RpJ2lN
— Peter Palumbo (@PeterPalumbo1) May 23, 2021
CBS Pittsburgh chipped in too:
All 77 precincts in Fayette County have been dealing with ballots being rejected since the polls opened Tuesday morning.
Lorie Lamb said her ballot was rejected at the precinct at the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport.
“I think suspicious after everything that happened with the presidential election,” said Lambie. “I’m a Republican. I went to scan a ballot and it spit it out. I tried three or four times and it kept spitting it out.”
Not far from the airport, similar issues happened at Hatfield Elementary in South Union Township.
“Just went through the normal process. I took it over to the machine and it was rejected,” said Jeff Valek.
Voters have been placing their rejected ballots into an emergency slot at the back of the machine.
The Fayette County solicitor said the courts have granted an emergency petition, which means all the ballots that weren’t scanned will be hand-counted by the judge of elections at each individual precinct once the polls close at 8 p.m.
According to Jim Hoft over at the Gateway Pundit Fayette County reportedly uses Dominion Voting Machines.
So, now it makes sense why the voting machines were having trouble…