A computer glitch in one Michigan county has reversed the outcome of a local race there, taking a GOP candidate from losing by 100 votes to winning by almost 1,100.
Incumbent Oakland County Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer (R) was stunned to lose the race in a long time GOP stronghold, but on Thursday he was notified that he had actually beaten Democrat Melanie Hartman by several percentage points.
“I’m very grateful to the officials who caught the error, but we need to ensure that we catch these issues, or prevent them entirely,” he said.
“People are acting like fixing our elections is a partisan thing when it shouldn’t be partisan.” he continued. “We do have a very, very good clerk in Rochester Hills.”
The computer glitch sent absentee votes as both absentee and precinct votes in seven precincts, causing the error.
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