Manor Park voting machine issues

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MIDLAND, TX (Big 2/ Fox 24) – The November election ended. However, there have been some speculations on the delay of the Midland election results.

Midland County election administrator, Deborah Land says the computer and the server loss its connectivity.

“The computer that we used to check in the voters it lost its connectivity through our router that is connected directly to our server,” says Land.

Land says the loss of the connectivity lasted for 15-minutes at the Manor Park facility.

“They can’t get the information to know how to pre-sync,” says the election administrator. “So they can’t print the ballot with the barcode to put it into the equipment to know which ballot to pull up for those people because you can’t do it manually without an override from our office.”

Although many say hundreds of voters waited for hours to cast their votes, Land says it was all blown out of proportion.

“It was blown out of proportion that it was hours and there were hundreds of people,” says Land. “That’s not what happened at all.” 

Land says the new machines had nothing to do with the failure of the connection.

“It was simply a matter of taking the computer down taking the router down and rebooting them,” says Land.

So were the votes affected by this issue?
“No votes were affected at all,” Land says. “Until we got them rebooted just a normal computer glitch with the router.”

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