“So yesterday we had to return about 13,000 or so ballots and, you know, there were problematic ballots and we (the commissioners) discussed it. There was approximately about maybe 2,000 or so that, you know, that didn’t have the secrecy envelope or didn’t have a signature on the declaration envelope.” — Omar Sabir, the City Commissioner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
10,000 votes in Philadelphia are potentially under review due to ballot counting continuing past the state’s deadline. Oral arguments for that case are slated for next week in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
This as news the Dominion Voting Systems, used in key battleground states, may have had more “glitches” than originally reported. Millions of votes could be at stake.
The company’s equipment is used in North Carolina, Nevada, Georgia, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania – key states where President Donald Trump’s campaign has raised concerns or that are still being counted. The major television networks have called the election for former Vice President Joe Biden, but Trump has not conceded.
“The industry has a two-tier structure with the three top-tier vendors, Election Systems and Software, Hart Intercivic, and Dominion Voting Systems covering approximately 92% of the total eligible voter population,” a major 2017 study on voting companies by the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative said. The company “was recently acquired by New York-based hedge fund Staple Street Capital.”