In New Jersey’s Monmouth County, two voting machines must now be opened due to a poll worker’s error.
The Manalapan town is where the incident occurred, as reported by the New Jersey Globe.
George Cohen, the deputy attorney general, claimed on Thursday that a poll worker “inadvertently failed to get vote results” prior to the machine being shut down.
Cohen claimed that before the results were fully transferred, a poll worker pulled two USB sticks from the device. Officials are dubious of the true findings because one has results on it and the other does not.
The Monmouth County Superintendent of Elections has been given permission to open the voting machines by Superior Court Judge David Bauman.
To the judge, Cohen said “The entire process will be bi-partisan.”
It’s unclear whether the machine’s findings would affect the elections on Tuesday.
According to CentralJersey.com, the vote totals announced on Wednesday showed that the two candidates chosen to the Township Committee had comfortable leads over their opponents.
According to preliminary findings, Republicans Mary Ann Musich (8,986) and Eric Nelson (8,740) would win the two seats. Democratic candidate Jamie Herr received 5,082 votes, while Lisa Lenn received 5,056.
According to northjersey.com, Mercer County, New Jersey, has also experienced machine problems.
Due to scanning issues with Dominion Voting Systems’ equipment on Tuesday, the county had to use a significant amount of paper ballots.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has been tasked with “investigate as to whether this scanning problem occurred based on an error or whether something was intentionally done to create chaos and distrust in the election system,” according to Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello.
Officials are “not suspicious of any specific wrongdoing,” but they “do need to investigate the matter fully.”
According to northjersey.com, Mercer County Superior Court Judge William Anklowitz accepted a directive to unlock the voting machines on Thursday.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
In addition to the scanning problems, ballots in some Mercer County precincts have been reported missing.
“Out of an abundance of caution the superintendent and board would like to go in to open all of the tabulator storage compartments that have both a main compartment and an emergency ballot compartment to ensure that any votes cast during the Nov. 8, 2022 general election have been collected and to make sure none are inadvertently left in those compartments,” Cohen said at the Mercer County hearing.
Ankowitz granted the request. CONTINUE READING…