Pa. GOP: Nothing 'nefarious' in machine problems

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 8, 2016 6:12 PM

FILE PHOTO: A voter casts a ballot. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

(Undated) -- Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman Rob Gleason says he doesn't see anything "nefarious" in scattered complaints Tuesday about apparent vote switching on older machines.

Several Pennsylvania counties are reporting a handful of complaints about vote switching on the touchscreen machines. They say the machines are quickly being re-calibrated to fix the problem.

Butler County elections director Shari Brewer says older machines can get out of alignment during transfer. She says poll workers can cancel the vote when the wrong button lights up and move the voter to another booth.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes says the GOP reported problems with about 25 out of nearly 24,000 machines statewide. He says in all cases votes ended up being recorded correctly.

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