Voting Machines Changed Selections In Mississippi GOP Governor Runoff
Video shows a vote for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ opponent being switched by a glitchy machine. Reeves won the runoff for the nomination.
Tate Reeves, Mississippi’s lieutenant governor, became the GOP nominee for governor on Tuesday after besting his opponent Bill Waller in a primary runoff.
The election, however, was marred by some technical difficulties. State officials confirmed at least three reports of voting machines in two counties automatically changing some voters’ selections. One of these glitchy machines was caught on camera.
The video, posted on Facebook Tuesday, showed a voter attempting to cast a ballot for Waller, a former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court — but his selection kept being switched to Reeves.
Ummmm…. seems legit, Mississippi.As if you needed another reason to VOTE!
Posted by Sally Kate Walker on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Facebook video was filmed in the Burgess voting precinct in Oxford, Lafeyette County, according to the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger.“It is not letting me vote for who I want to vote for,” the voter says in the clip.