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Musk Says "Eliminate Electronic Voting Machines" After Dominion's Puerto Rican Imbrogl

•, by Tyler Durden

Musk was responding to the recent news that Puerto Rico is 'reviewing' their contract with Dominion Voting Systems after a 'software issue' caused machines supplied by the company to miscalculate vote totals, according to the country's elections commission.

According to APvote counts reported by Dominion machines were lower than paper counts in some cases, and some machines reversed totals or reported zero votes for some candidates.

"The concern is that we obviously have elections in November, and we must provide the (island) not only with the assurance that the machine produces a correct result, but also that the result it produces is the same one that is reported," said Padilla.

The island nation used more than 6,000 Dominion voting machines in their June 2 primary.

The company claims that the software issues stemmed from the digital files used to export the results from the primaries.

The President of Puerto Rico's House of Representatives, José Varela, has Dominion's back - calling for Padilla to appear at a public hearing on Thursday to address the issues.

"We cannot allow the public's confidence in the voting process to continue to be undermined as we approach the general elections," he said.

The problems called to mind the island's botched 2020 primaries, when a lack of ballots at some centers forced the government to reschedule voting in a first for the U.S. territory.

On June 2, Puerto Rico held primary elections to select gubernatorial candidates for the pro-statehood New Progressive Party and the Popular Democratic Party, which supports the island's territorial status.

In a surprise upset, Jenniffer González, Puerto Rico's congressional representative, beat Gov. Pedro Pierluisi in the primary held by the New Progressive Party. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico Rep. Jesús Manuel Ortiz defeated Sen. Juan Zaragoza in the primary held by their Popular Democratic Party.

Both parties reported hundreds of ballots showing inaccurate results, with the PNP reporting over 700 errors and the PPD pointing to some 350 discrepancies. These inaccuracies affected ballots for positions including governor, mayor and resident commissioner. -AP

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Agreed, all electronic voting systems must be axed until all back doors to the software are eliminated and cannot be connected to the internet. There must be a receipt for each vote showing who the voter voted for and that matches the voters receipt. The CEO of Dominion should be held responsible for and liable for any vote counting irregularities. The CEO should be detained and punished for any and all compromised voting system activities so as to prevent any debacle like was perpetrated in 2020. Paper Ballots until further notice! Corruption of elections must stop, forever!