World News – US – ‘It’s just inexcusable’: Voting machine issue delays early voting in Fort Bend


Early voting got a delayed start in Fort Bend County after a problem with the electoral system prevented voters from voting when the ballot box opened at 8 a.m., causing voter frustration and arousing recriminations from elected officials

Voting computers have apparently been set for next week instead of Tuesday, causing the system to crash county-wide and hundreds of people lining up to vote, Fort District Attorney said. Bend, Brian Middleton

« It’s just inexcusable, » Middleton said outside the Smart Financial Center. « Some things just shouldn’t happen »

The polls were scheduled to open at 8 a.m. in Fort Bend County At around 9:30 a.m., the machines at the Smart Financial Center were running

« I am extremely disappointed with the technical issues that plagued the Fort Bend County electoral machinery this morning, » County Judge KP George tweeted shortly after 9 a.m.m « Those responsible will be held accountable In an election era when repression is real, I will authorize a full investigation and demand accountability »

Ron Reynolds, who also met with other elected officials outside the Sugar Land mega polling center, said he received complaints from residents about the delay in voting

« Computers don’t work because county officials who were responsible for making sure they could vote (at) the right time didn’t think enough of voters to properly tune the machines, » Reynolds said. find this very irresponsible I think it is a breach of their duties You could say that it is a form of suppression of voters It really bothers me « 

Houston-born Brooke Lewis covers a wide range of stories in Fort Bend County for the town office.She started in 2016 as a summer intern at The Chronicle, then worked as a reporter for night She holds an MA in Journalism from Syracuse University and a & Rhetoric Diploma in English Writing from St Edward University in Austin

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