5,000 Riverside County, California Voters Received Duplicated Ballots
Earlier this week, roughly 5,000 residents of Riverside County, California were sent a duplicated ballot as the November 8 midterm elections draw closer.
According to a report by Caden Pearson of The Epoch Times, election officials blamed this “on a computer system error.”
Per the Riverside County Registrar of Voters’ office, 5,000 duplicate ballots were mistakenly sent to several voters in Canyon Lake, Menifee, Murrieta, Wildomar, and Winchester. This incident supposedly came after a computer system error “mistakenly generated” the mailing files.
Officials claimed that the error was spotted last weekend before the mailing files could be delivered to the U.S. Postal Service.
“It is important to note that none of the duplicate ballots will result in a voter being able to cast more than one ballot,” declared Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer in a statement. “I take election integrity seriously and apologize for the inconvenience.
Spencer asserted that every vote-by-mail envelope features a bar code. According to Pearson, once the envelope is scanned as accepted at the Registrar of Voters office, “it automatically locks the voter’s record so that the person can only vote once.”
Residents who were sent two ballots were advised to vote with one and destroy the second, which Spencer said would be automatically voided once the other is scanned.
“The first ballot received would be processed and the second ballot would be automatically voided,” she declared.
The country’s Registrar of Voters office claimed the computer system error was sorted out. In addition, procedures have been implemented to prevent the error from occurring in the future.
Xxx noted that “California is one of nine states—including Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington—to mail ballots to all registered voters.”
All 50 states in the Union feature vote-by-mail, or absentee ballot options in some shape or form.
Overall, Americans have every reason to question the integrity of elections in light of what took place in the 2020 elections. Republican leadership used to downplay the issue back in the day, but with what took place in 2020, they received a rude wake-up call with regards to the institutional decline that the US is currently facing.
Hopefully, more state Republican Parties start getting tough on election integrity and severely punish incidents of voter fraud. If we want to maintain institutional stability, the electoral process must be rid of all forms of corruption.