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Union Parish Clerk of Court: No Voter Machine Malfunctions

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Published: Oct. 26, 2016 at 8:37 AM CDT
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Reports of voting machine malfunctions have caused the Union Parish Clerk of Court to release a statement debunking rumors.

Below is the statement released on their Facebook page. Within the statement, is a letter from the Secretary of State's Office. We're told the S.O.S. has asked all polling places in the state to release the statement regarding machine malfunctions.

We're also told, human error could be causing voting issues in Union Parish.

Union Parish Clerk of Court Statement:

There are several stories going around social media regarding the reliability of our voting machines. The Secretary of State has addressed the issue in the following statement:

“The Soros story is 100% inaccurate and contains no truth about Louisiana’s voting machines.

The LA Secretary of State purchased and owns every voting machine in our state. We also do not employ contractors of any type to touch our machines. Only our staff handles voting machines in Louisiana.

Snopes.com has de-bunked this false story [link to article posted in related links section of this story].

The use of paper ballots on Election Day is only allowed if the voting machines fail, not as an alternate means of voting. There are many checks and balances in place to make sure that every vote counts and that every vote is counted correctly.

As election officials, we welcome open honest dialogue regarding our voting system. Please don't be fooled by unfounded accusations of a system that has worked well for our state for many years.

Election workers are your friends and neighbors, we are equally invested in the integrity of our system.

I hope this clears up any misgivings voters may have. We are happy to discuss this matter more fully with anyone who may have additional concerns."