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Nov. 1, 2010 - Secretary of State Ross Miller Issues Statement on Allegations of Election Law Violations
Posted Date: 11/1/2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pam duPré
(775) 684-5748
pdupre@sos.nv.gov

Secretary of State Ross Miller Says
Voting Machines Are Functioning Properly

Complainants able to cast their desired votes

(Carson City, NV; Nov. 1, 2010) – Secretary of State Ross Miller today said a preliminary check into complaints that voting machines had pre-selected a candidate in isolated incidents has revealed that no pre-selection of candidates or tampering of machines has occurred. State and federal investigators interviewed every person who submitted a complaint to the Election Integrity Task Force claiming that irregularities had occurred, and investigators found that in all instances the voter was given the opportunity to cast a vote for the candidate of their choice.

Investigators with the Secretary of State’s office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conclude that to the extent a voter experienced trouble voting, “operator error and uncoordinated machine screen malfunctions appear to be responsible for the complaints”. The complainants were also uniform in their belief that all of the poll workers involved performed in a professional and effective manner to assist the voters in removing the unintentional selection and choosing the desired candidate. Most of the complainants reported they were unaware that they had to first de-select a candidate before they could select another in the same race.

Formal complaints of suspected election law violations can be submitted to the Election Integrity Task Force at http://www.nvsos.gov/. All reports are confidential.
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