Pennsylvania voting machine error did not reveal ‘election fraud’

Common Cause Pennsylvania debunks claims that voting machines in Northhampton County "flipped" votes.

This article originally appeared in Politifact on November 10, 2023 and was written by Sara Swann.  

Five local voting rights advocacy groups, including Common Cause Pennsylvania and the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, called the incident “an unfortunate situation caused by human error,” but said it did not amount to election fraud.

“This is a programming error that is being weaponized for disinformation purposes,” Philip Hensley-Robin, executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania, told PolitiFact.

The voting rights groups urged election officials to investigate the voting machine error and make changes to ensure similar mistakes do not occur in future elections.

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