Early voters in Texas are reporting that their ballots are being changed by electronic voting machines in at least 80 counties throughout the Lone Star State.
Both Democrat and Republican voters have alleged that, when voting straight-party tickets, their ballots were changed to support the other party.
On Friday, the Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos’ office responded to reports of ballots being “flipped,” and admitted that there were issues, however, through a spokesperson, said the fault was with the voters, not the machines.
“The Hart eSlate machines are not malfunctioning, the problems being reported are a result of user error – usually voters hitting a button or using the selection wheel before the screen is finished rendering,” said Pablos’ office, via spokesman Sam Taylor.
Taylor stated that his office urged “all Texans casting a ballot to take their time, slow down, and carefully review their ballot before casting one.”