A glitch triggered by the failure to remove a previous program from computers during an upgrade in September delayed the results from the Monmouth County election on Nov. 4, County Clerk M. Claire French said. Four laptops used to create 916 cartridges that tallied the results in the voting machines were the source of the problem, French said. The previous system was not uninstalled from those four computers, she said. French said it was not the fault of the vendor, Dominion Voting Systems Inc. of Denver, nor did the blame fall on any one individual. “We let the public down on this, and I am personally disappointed,” French said. “It shouldn’t have happened, and it will not happen again.”
French added: “The most important issue is the integrity and accuracy of the ballot. The ballots were counted; the tally was delayed but still accurate.”
Staff from Monmouth County Information Technology and Dominion Voting Systems worked together last week and through the weekend to find the problem by looking at both software and hardware issues, French said. Because all of the equipment used in the election is impounded for the 15 days following the election, the staff worked with backup equipment to re-create the scenarios.
Full Article: What triggered Monmouth County election glitch? Four laptops.