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Kansas Election Officials Threw out Thousands of Ballots

Associated Press - January 16, 2017 9:26 am

Kansas election officials threw out thousands of ballots cast in November, mostly because the state had no record those residents were registered voters.
Some local officials are now voicing concerns about numerous documented instances of lost voter registrations from people who had filled out applications on the state’s online site and at motor vehicle offices.

Those names never showed up on any poll books despite the fact these voters had date-stamped, computer screenshot confirmations.

The secretary of state’s office says there was a technical problem with the motor vehicle department computer system that handles online registrations that was corrected days after being discovered.

Numbers obtained from county election offices and the League of Women Voters for 11 largest counties show that 8,864 ballots cast were not counted. The reasons vary.

Doug Clemens

January 17, 2017 at 1:47 am

They are doing what Merriman did for years here in Saline county plus he pushed for mail in ballots which made it a lot easier to get what certain people wanted pasted and easier for him to use this excuse. People would not be able to vote at regular voting places if they were not registered because ID’S are checked not so with mail in ballots no matter what they say. The mail in ballots are now costing us more than a pizza a month that the school people suggested.

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