Lawsuit: Tabulators Inoperable Countywide On Election Day

Ten residents of Mercer County, New Jersey, have filed a complaint alleging voter disenfranchisement connected to Dominion Voting Systems and the 2022 election, according to The Gateway Pundit.

The 360-page complaint was lodged on February 14th detailing systematic failures that allegedly stripped voters of fundamental voting rights.

In the 2022 election, the lawsuit alleges a technical error by Dominion Voting Systems made voting tabulators inoperable. The suit claims ballot IDs were not updated after Mercer County made changes to the ballot layout.

At the time of the incident, officials were unclear as to why Dominion voting machine scanners malfunctioned.

County officials allegedly kept the error from the public but it was exposed when the public demanded an explanatory hearing.

The complaint argues, “In 2022, Mercer County voters were supposed to vote by paper ballot and the ballots were supposed to be scanned into tabulating machines at the polling location. However, the tabulating machines throughout the entire county failed to work on Election Day, November 8, 2022.”

As a result of the failure to update the machines, “voters in this time period had their ballots wrongly subjected to the additional scrutiny of adjudication by the County Board of Elections and at least 759 voters were disenfranchised and their votes were not counted due to ‘voting by machine.’”

The plaintiffs contend that the Board of Elections and its Commissioners knew that these voters could not have voted by machine.

Other voters do not know if their vote was counted as the electronic poll books do not show them as having checked in, according to the complaint.

The complaint also claims bags of votes were misplaced, some ballots were not properly sealed, and at least 1,500 ballots were found left behind in tabulators six days after the election.

In violation of state statutes, the complainants argue, no tally sheets were created and votes were not counted continuously and in public.

There was an alleged 4,849-vote discrepancy between the number of votes county officials reported to the public and the number of election day votes officials reported to the state. The discrepancy, according to the complaint, has yet to be resolved.

Plaintiff demands include better poll worker training, prevention of all identified machine and polling book failures from recurring in future elections, and public reconciliation of ballots by type for the 2023, 2024, and 2025 primary and general elections, according to the Pundit.