In a video posted to Facebook this Tuesday morning, a Mississippi voter showed what appeared to be a glitch in a voting machine being used for the state’s GOP governor primary runoff, the Clarion Ledger reports.
In the video posted by Sally Kate Walker, the voting machine’s touch screen changed the selection from Republican candidate Bill Waller Jr. to his opponent and fellow Republican Tate Reeves.
The two are in a GOP primary run-off to face Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in the November general election.
According to the Clarion Ledger, Reeves currently leads Waller by 16 percentage points.
As the video shows, as the voter clicks Waller’s name on the touch screen, the selection automatically changes to Reeves.
“It is not letting me vote for who I want to vote for,” a person in the video says.
“How can that happen?” someone in the background asks.
From the Clarion Ledger:
Two other machines in Calhoun County have also “jumped,” with at least one voter also attempting to vote for Waller but having their ballot automatically changed to Reeves, said Circuit Clerk Carlton Baker.
At the Northeast Calhoun precinct, also known as Chickenbone Baptist Church, a woman complained after “mashing the button” three times to vote for Waller but the machine kept switching her vote to Reeves, Baker said. On her fourth attempt, the machine cast her ballot for Waller. As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, a technician was working on the machine.
Then, at the Masonic Hall precinct in Vardaman, another voter complained of the machine “jumping” when they tried to cast their ballot. Baker did not know who that voter was attempting to vote for. That machine was taken out of commission until the technician could arrive, Baker said.
Walker says in the comment section of the video that the incident took place at the Burgess voting precinct in Oxford.
A spokesperson for the Secretary of State’s Office told the Clarion Ledger that the faulty machine is being replaced, adding that only one machine at the precinct was malfunctioning. It’s not known what will happen with 19 votes that were cast on the machine before it was discovered to be malfunctioning.
Watch the video below:
Ummmm…. seems legit, Mississippi.As if you needed another reason to VOTE!
Posted by Sally Kate Walker on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Athina Mitchell and Charles Wilkinson were looking for a new fishing spot they'd heard about Sunday in Plattsburgh when an angry white man approached their car shouting, reported WPTZ-TV.
"Here n*gger, n*gger, n*gger," the man said, as if calling to her like a dog.
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President Donald Trump faced a stinging defeat on Thursday after the United States Supreme Court ruled that he cannot block a subpoena for his financial records from New York County District Attorney Cy Vance.
What made the decision particularly notable was the fact that both of President Trump's picks for the Supreme Court -- Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh -- ruled against him in the case.
Given that Trump has made his nominations of SCOTUS justices a cornerstone of his 2020 reelection campaign, many Twitter users pounced on the news to mock the president's loss at the hands of his own Supreme Court picks.
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"All nine justices reject the position put forth by the president's lawyers in this case," said Toobin. "All nine justices say that the president does not have absolute immunity from a subpoena, and all nine agree that the case has to go back to district court."
"This is a legal defeat for the president, but it may be a practical victory," added Toobin. "The idea that the president can't be subpoenaed is completely rejected but the Supreme Court, and that even the two dissenting justices agree on ... the practical victory for the president is that the legal proceedings will continue. It seems unlikely, given this opinion, that the president will ultimately be able to stop the disclosure of these events to the grand jury in Manhattan, but it's going to take time. I mean, this process will begin again. The district court will get briefings. They may hear evidence. That will be appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and then losing party will likely go back to the Supreme Court. All of this will take a while."