Indiana: St. Joseph County Election Board recanvasses ballots after finding discrepancies | Monica Murphy/WNDU
The St. Joseph County Election Board, along with its attorney and election consultants, recanvassed ballots after finding discrepancies in the number of ballots cast. They noticed a 41-ballot difference and found discrepancies in 32 polling places. “So, this is just giving us a little more breathing room, since there weren’t that many discrepancies. It wasn’t affecting any races. It was sporadic all over,” St. Joseph Circuit Court Clerk Rita Glenn said. Glenn said it could have been a lot worse, making clear the recanvass will not impact election results. Here is what happened: They said there were no issues with the election equipment itself; rather, the majority of issues came from ballot jams. When there is a jam, the machine will give a message to poll workers saying “ballot cast,” so that would have meant not to reinsert the ballot. The board chair said some poll workers probably misunderstood the message and may have reinserted the paper, counting it twice.