Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole has found that there were 44 thumb drives with votes from Dallas County Texas that she says contains 10% of the vote in the county that were never counted. She has now filed a suit to allow her to count the votes in both the Democratic and Republican primaries. It was not disclosed what precincts were not counted and there isn’t enough uncounted votes to swing the election to Bernie, although he could pick up a couple of delegates.
Poole says every vote should be counted and she is asking the court to grant her permission to recount the votes in Dallas County. The count has already been certified, so she was forced to go to the court to get all of the votes added to the count. Biden beat Bernie in Dallas County by 13% of the vote. What is it about Democrats and counting. maybe they should hire republicans to handle the vote counts. After all, 44 thumb drives and 10% of the vote is significant.
It is also uncertain if the 44 thumb drives represent 44 individual voting centers or joint centers where votes were cast in both primaries.
Still, the drives represent almost a tenth of the total vote centers open on Super Tuesday, officials told WFAA.
“Of the 44 thumb drives, 16 were not received in a timely manner to the Elections Department and 28 were from voting machines not scheduled to be used but were used by volunteer election officials,” Pippins-Poole said in a statement Saturday evening addressing the blunder.
“We need to investigate this entirely, immediately. The time has absolutely come for Toni Pippins-Poole to step down as elections administrator,” Dallas County Commissioner J.J. Koch told WFAA. “I deeply regret that this is happening in Dallas County right now. There’s already enough questions about our ability to serve the people of Dallas County. This is tremendously damaging to our local democracy.”