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Pennsylvania warns Dauphin County over defying voting machine edict

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Diane Duffin learns how to use a voting machine with the help of Michelle Montalvo of the City Commissioners Office. Duffin registered to vote for the first time after learning that a conviction did not prevent her from voting in Pennsylvania.

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Diane Duffin learns how to use a voting machine with the help of Michelle Montalvo of the City Commissioners Office. Duffin registered to vote for the first time after learning that a conviction did not prevent her from voting in Pennsylvania.

(Undated) — A midstate county would lose out on millions of dollars in aid and almost certainly be sued if it refuses to buy new voting machines before Dec. 31.

Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said Monday that was the message delivered to him by Gov. Tom Wolf’s top elections officials last week.

As a result, Pries said he’s decided to vote to buy new voting machines.

Dauphin County signaled last month that it might defy Wolf’s insistence that counties buy new voting systems as a security measure in 2020’s election.

Pries had said he was comfortable with the county’s old machines.

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