The same electronic voting software glitch in Michigan county was observed in two Georgia counties in the 2020 election.
A “glitch,” as described by election officials, occurred on voting machines in Georgia’s Spalding and Morgan counties on Tuesday morning. The voting machines apparently crashed.
According to a Politico report, a Georgia election official reported that a vendor uploaded an update to their election machines a night before the national election. Voting in the two counties was halted due to the update that caused a technical glitch.
“That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election,” said Spalding County Board of Election supervisor Marcia Ridley. Ridley said that she isn’t aware of what the upload contained.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Dominion Voting Systems made the software used by the Georgia counties, which is the same software used in several Michigan counties such as Antrim County.
Thousands of Michigan ballots were wrongly counted for Democrats when supposed to be for the Republican candidates in Antrim County. Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, said that 47 other Michigan counties reported the same software glitch in counting the ballots.
The culprit said to be a software glitch, “caused a miscalculation of the votes” in Antrim County. The error was very unfavorable that it actually caused the county to flip blue in favor of Democrat candidate Joe Biden.
The presidential election results have since been corrected, returning the county from Joe Biden to President Trump.
On Friday, a Michigan’s Oakland county Republican official claimed he won a reelection race that he initially thought was lost. The votes became in his favor when a software glitch was fixed.
Meanwhile, in Georgia, the state purportedly implemented Dominion Voting Systems, as well as KnowInk. The systems made voters sign-in in electronic poll books in the counties for the first time this year.
“Glitch” irregularities only add up to the already controversial national election. With a tight head-to-head result, it’s concerning to think that every American vote could be flipped by just another “glitch.”