FLASHBACK - Elections Scholar: Kansas Voting System Would Allow Undetectable Tampering | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FLASHBACK - Elections Scholar: Kansas Voting System Would Allow Undetectable Tampering

As TYT previously reported, the results of several recent high-profile Kansas primaries last month were delayed for many hours due to a computer “glitch” in Johnson County, the state’s most populous county.

Before the glitch, sitting Governor Jeff Colyer reportedly led Secretary of State Kris Kobach by 44 votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary, and Brent Welder led Sharice Davids by seven points in the Democratic primary for Kansas’s third House district seat. After the glitch, Kobach and Davids took the lead in their respective races. Colyer and Welder both conceded without requesting recounts.

The debacle caught the media’s attention for many reasons, including that Johnson County was using a new voting system in the election: ExpressVote touchscreen ballot markers from Election Systems & Software, LLC. The software was certified by the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) on July 2, 2018. The Kansas City Star called it, “the first time in the country that voting machines with this kind of particular configuration were used.”

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