Voting machines in a Pennsylvania county are rejecting ballots in a very suspicious pattern in Tuesday’s election. According to Pittsburgh news station KDKA, “numerous” people have contacted the station to mention that their Republican ballots were rejected by voting machines.
The Fayette County Bureau of Elections claims that there is a bar code issue affecting all ballots regardless of party, but election judge Chris Varney says that’s not true:
Chris Varney, Judge of Elections says they were initially under the impression that it was a problem with all ballots, but then determined it was only a problem with Republican ballots.
Varney says he was unaware of which specific precincts were dealing with the same issue, but that this same issue was happening in numerous locations across Fayette County.
Officials worked quickly to come up with a solution, ultimately opting to not scan any ballots and to count all of them by hand — something that must irritate Democrats, who are for some reason very against hand counts of votes these days:
The solution provided by Fayette County officials was to collect ballots from voters and store them in the back of voting machines — but not to scan any of them to ensure the process was handled in a fair manner.
It’s unclear when the problem with scanning the ballots may be resolved.
This is an issue Democrats previously would claim could never happen as they fought against hand recounts related to the 2020 election. As they fight against hand-counted audits to this day. But it happened, and it only happened to Republican ballots. Had voters not spoken out, had they stood by and accepted this, it would have caused chaos.