Voting Discrepancies

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Voting Discrepancies

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Marissa Levine, Reporter

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As the election approaches, Americans have begun to cast their votes. However, early voters have not all found voting to be easy.

In Texas, early voters claimed that they tried voting Republican, but when they double checked their ballot, it showed that they voted Democrat, for Hillary Clinton, according to dallasnews.com. However, election officials argue that the discrepancies are a result of user error, and all voters should review their ballot to ensure their vote is as intended.

Additionally, Bruce Sherbert, an elections official in Texas, says that if any poll worker was told by a voter, “’it marked something other than what I marked on the screen,’ we would stop the process and ask the voter to show us.”

Election officials are doing everything in their power to make sure Americans are truly voting for who they wish to be the next president.

Americans have run into voting issues in the past as well. In the 2000 election, voters in Florida had difficulty reading the ballot, which led to the 2002 Help America Vote Act. This law required states to change their voting machines after many ballots had to be disqualified in the previous presidential election.

Unfortunately, the voting in Texas is not the only problem that has arose in recent days regarding the election. In Florida, people have complained that Amendment One, which discusses solar energy, is misleading. When one initially reads the amendment, the original thought is that the vote should be ‘yes’, when in reality voting for the amendment will be detrimental to the growth of solar panel energy.

The wording of this amendment was purposefully created to confuse the voters into passing an amendment most Floridians will not be pleased with, as it will create more scrupulous regulations for solar energy.

According to Fox 13, “The Florida Supreme Court agreed to consider removing the solar-energy ballot initiative –Amendment 1- after a case was filed Wednesday by opponents of the measure.” Whether or not the amendment will actually be removed from the ballot is yet to be decided.