A camera recording a polling station in Delaware County, Pennsylvania appeared to catch a woman, likely a poll worker, continuously filling out and stamping blank ballots for over an hour.
Another video was posted to Twitter showing something similar in another location:
Adrienne Marofsky, the public relations director for Delaware County, which borders Philadelphia, responded after the videos went viral:
During the processing of ballots, a machine extractor opens the ballots. Some ballots were damaged by the extractor during this process in such a way that the ballots could not be scanned successfully. According to the scanner manufacturer, Hart, the best practice to deal with damaged ballots that cannot be scanned is to transcribe the votes on each ballot to a clean ballot and scan the clean ballot. In accordance with that guidance, the Chief Clerk of the Delaware County Bureau of Elections instructed election staff to manually transcribe the damaged ballots. As ballots were being transcribed, the original damaged ballots were directly beside the new ballots and bipartisan observers witnessed the process at close range. Damaged ballots have been preserved.