The problems with elections in this country never seem to go away.
Yet another scandal has popped up, this time in the 2022 election.
According to a new lawsuit, roughly 10,000 uncounted votes were uncovered in Harris County after the 2022 Texas midterm election took place.
Count Them All
Four days after the primary took place, 10,000 mail-in ballots surfaced in Harris County.
Republicans have now filed a lawsuit against election officials in the county to have the votes counted.
Texas GOP Senator Paul Bettencourt stated, “How do you find 10,000 votes on a Saturday?”
The ballots were reportedly scanned into machines, but they were not counted for some reason in the official tally.
There were reportedly 6,000 Democrat primary ballots and 4,000 GOP ballots in this mix.
The elections office responded, “While we understand the seriousness of this error, the ability to identify and correct this issue is a result of a lengthy, rigorous process and is a positive example of the process ultimately working as it should.”
The elections are scheduled to be certified on Tuesday, so will have to keep an eye on this to see if those voters were counted into totals and the changes, if any, to election outcomes.
There have now been calls for election officials to resign over the latest election fiasco.
Harris County Democratic Party Chair Odus Evbaghar stated, “We called for a post-election review of all processes — there has not been any skirting of party responsibility, and we have been completely transparent in our desire to dig into the details of what went wrong and identify how to make corrections moving forward.”
For most of us, this is just not good enough.
How can we have the same problems every time we hold an election?
Source: New York Post