After Voting Machine Issue, Georgia Officials Blame Testing

Voting Machine
Posted at 7:39 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 19:39:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia voting machine apparently malfunctioned as a voter tried to cast an early ballot for Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump's name kept showing up instead. But election officials say they still have confidence in the state's voting machines.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) first reported the account on Thursday.

The newspaper says an unnamed Bryan County voter complains that a touch-screen machine incorrectly showed his presidential selection. The voter said he touched the screen to vote for Democrat Clinton, but instead it selected Republican Trump - twice. On his third try, the voter said he was able to select Clinton.

A spokesman for Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the county improperly tested the machine. The unit won't be used again this year but ballots on it will be counted.

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