Oregon voting machine issue delays results of key House primary race
Shannon Longworth: The results of a key primary race could be delayed for weeks – all because of voting machines.
Up to 60-thousands ballots in Oregon’s third-largest county could not be read.
The essential barcodes were too blurry to process.
Now hundreds of county employees are counting the ballots by hand. A process that could last well into June.
Tootie Smith | Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Chair: “Facility space at elections is being expanded to accommodate the increased staff. I have been and I will continue to be on site regularly to observe the process as any member of the public is allowed to do so. And I invite anybody down to view the process.”
Shannon Longworth: That key race I mentioned earlier- it’s the Democratic primary for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District.
The Moderate 7-term Representative Kurt Schrader was losing to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
Jamie McLeod-Skinner | (D) Congressional Candidate: “We’re eagerly awaiting the final results of really all county offices. As you mentioned, most of the uncounted votes are in Clackamas County. And we expect all county offices to uphold the integrity of our elections.”