Texas voting machines changing some straight-party selections.
Voters are reporting odd problems on both the Republican and Democratic side of straight-party voting in Texas.
Mickey Blake was one of the voters in those early voting lines in Houston earlier this week.
“I hit straight Democratic ticket,” Blake said.
She says she expected all Democrats to come up on her screen, especially Rep. Beto O’Rourke, but when she got to the last screen to review her choices, she noticed a problem.
“It’s all Democratic except for Ted Cruz was checked,” Blake said.
So she backed up and did it again. And again.
“I tried it a third time and the same thing happened,” she said.
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Anecdotal evidence, sure, but enough people are complaining that the Texas Secretary of State issued a statement.
It’s popped up across Texas often enough for the Secretary of State to put up a statewide advisory on Monday to every Texas election advisor.
The Secretary of State calls it ‘operator error.’
A little disturbing, but perhaps the short term answer is don’t use electronic ballots, if you have a choice, and don’t vote straight ticket even though it is more convenient.