Republicans to Probe Voting Software After Vote-Count Error in Michigan

Republicans in Michigan said they are expanding their investigation into Dominion Voting Systems after a counting error in a Michigan county switched Republican votes to Democrat last week.

“Our team is currently reaching out to county clerks across Michigan as well as going through election results in each of the counties which use this software to see how widespread this error may be,” Tony Zammit, communications director for the Michigan Republican Party, told the Washington Examiner on Saturday.

Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox said in a news conference last week that 47 Michigan counties used software from Dominion Voting Systems in the same manner as Antrim County, where it was found that 6,000 votes were erroneously tabulated to Democratic nominee Joe Biden instead of President Donald Trump.

Michigan’s secretary of state office has not responded to a request for comment after Cox’s claims.

“In Antrim County, ballots were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans causing a 6,000-vote swing against our candidates,” Cox alleged. “The county clerk came forward and said tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes.”

Cox added that the state’s GOP found that 47 out of 83 counties use the same software.

“Antrim County had to hand count all of the ballots,” Cox said, “and these counties that use this software needs to closely examine their results for similar discrepancies.”

Democratic Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, in a statement to news outlets, responded to the vote-switch error and disputed Cox’s claims.

“The erroneous reporting of unofficial results from Antrim county was a result of accidental error on the part of the Antrim County Clerk,” she claimed. “The equipment and software did not malfunction and all ballots were properly tabulated. However, the clerk accidentally did not update the software used to collect voting machine data and report unofficial results.”

“Like many counties in Michigan, Antrim County uses the Dominion Voting Systems election management system and voting machines (ballot tabulators.) The county receives programming support from Election Source,” Benson added. “Tabulators are programmed to scan hand marked, paper ballots. When machines are finished scanning the ballots, the paper ballots are retained and a totals tape showing the number of votes for each candidate in each race is printed from the machine.”

The software, she added, did not “cause a misallocation of votes,” blaming it on “human error.”

“As with other unofficial results reporting errors, this was an honest mistake and did not affect any actual vote totals. Election clerks work extremely hard and do their work with integrity. They are human beings, and sometimes make mistakes. However, there are many checks and balances that ensure mistakes can be caught and corrected,” she said.

In the meantime, Michigan state lawmakers on Saturday issued a subpoena to state election officials amid the allegations of voter fraud and software glitches.

Dominion Voting Systems’ software was used in several other states.

Nevada’s GOP said they have questions about the software being used in the state.

“What does this mean for Nevada? We need answers,” the Nevada Republican Party said in a Twitter post on Friday, responding to a statement about Dominion being used in the state.

“If there is a glitch that’s built into the software system, it’ll be shown and it’s easy to define that,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), told The Epoch Times. “I think this is a great exercise to get back the trust of the American people.”

From The Epoch Times