Nevada Secretary of State addresses voting machine concerns
Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- All eyes are on Nevada, perhaps one of the most crucial swing states for the presidential candidates.
But earlier this week the Republican National Committee released a letter to six states, including Nevada, along with Ohio, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri, and Colorado. It raised concerns of possible malfunctioning electronic voting machines.
Here in Nevada the Secretary of State said there were no complaints made until that letter came out and received media attention. He says only nine complaints were made statewide.
"In every instance our investigation revealed that they indicated that the candidate was selected and either they called the attention of the poll worker to help them out in deselecting their candidate or figured it out for theme selves on how to deselect a candidate and ultimately were able to cast their ballot," said Ross Miller.
Before a group of journalists and representatives from both the GOP and the Democrats they tried recreating some of the all edged problems on the same machines or ones from the same precinct only to find they all worked fine. The Secretary of State also made mention of the arrest made when a lady tried to vote a second time at a different location.
"I think she was trying to prove that voter fraud was easy to accomplish, and apparently she's wrong. She learned that lesson the hard way," said Miller.
Mr. Miller also mentioned they are investigating other cases of attempted fraud, but when it comes to the machines voters should feel, "100% confident their vote will be counted fairly and accurately."