Reports are emerging about a series of computer glitches that caused problems with voting in multiple battleground states.
Breitbart reports that the same voting software that, as a result of a so-called “glitch,” at first wrongly counted thousands of votes in Michigan for Democrat candidates including Joe Biden when they should have counted for President Donald Trump and the GOP was also used in the battleground state of Georgia — and a glitch reportedly occurred there, too.
According to Breitbart, “[v]oting machines crashed in Georgia’s Spalding and Morgan Counties on Tuesday morning” due to what election officials characterized as a “glitch.”
Software glitches in Michigan
The software in question was created by Dominion Voting Systems. According to Breitbart, it was also used in multiple counties in Michigan — and in at least two of those counties, it glitched, causing a serious vote tallying error.
In Michigan’s Antrim County, the glitch led to thousands of Republican votes being awarded to the Democrats, Breitbart reported. This initially put Joe Biden in the lead for the White House in Antrim, but after the error was corrected, the county actually went to President Trump.
The software also caused problems in a local race in Oakland County, Michigan, where the Republican candidate who had already conceded was awarded a win after the glitch was corrected, according to Breitbart.
In all, 47 counties in Michigan used this software, though only the two incidents noted above have been reported in the state. But the Great Lake State wasn’t the only one using the program.
But wait – there’s more
According to Breitbart, Georgia used the software from Dominion Voting Systems “in every county for the first time this year.” A reported glitch in the software stopped voting “for a couple of hours” in the state’s Spalding and Morgan counties, Politico revealed Wednesday.
Election officials told Politico that the glitch “was caused by a vendor uploading an update to their election machines the night before.”
“That is something that they don’t ever do,” Spalding County’s elections supervisor said, according to Breitbart. “I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election.”
According to a separate report by Breitbart, the glitchy voting software was used in no less than 28 states this year. It’s a fact that certainly isn’t calming suspicions among some Americans of voting irregularities this year — irregularities that the Trump campaign, for its part, has promised to fight to rectify as the final ballots are tallied.
Dominion Voting Systems, for its part, didn’t respond to Politico’s request for comment.