Northampton County Elections Office stated: "It appears that when a voter selects a "Yes" or a "No" for one of the candidates for retention to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the selection is recorded on the paper ballot and on the machine for the other candidate." The voting machines only flipped votes in the retention race between Judge Jack Panella and Judge Victor Stabile for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Workers at several voting locations shut down machines affected by the error and had voters use paper ballots instead.
The Northampton County Elections Office in Pennsylvania is reporting votes have been incorrectly recorded for many voters casting ballots in the race for the state's Superior Court between Judge Jack Panella and Judge Victor Stabile.
According to a press release, when a voter selected a "Yes" or a "No" for one of the two candidates for retention on the Superior Court, the selection would record a vote for the opposing candidate on the paper ballot and voting machine.
Workers at several voting locations shut down machines affected by the error and had voters use paper ballots instead.
Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure told LehighValleyNews.com, "I'm livid at the election folks and ES&S," referring to the company behind the ExpressVote XL full-face universal voting systems being used in the election.
One voter told the outlet, "It's a joke. We don't even have faith in the electoral system, then this happens?"
Many prominent X users went to social media to slam electronic voting machines and call for America to ditch them altogether.