News LIVE: Washington County electronic voting machines back up and running

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WASHINGTON COUNTY – Personnel at the Washington County Clerk’s Office confirmed to St. George News around 8 a.m. that at least some of the electronic voting machines throughout the county were not working. As accounts came in from would-be voters, it became apparent that paper balloting was the voting method in many places, with some precincts running short on balloting supplies. At approximately, 2:30 p.m. it was reported that all Washington County voting locations should be back up and running.

A voter deposits her paper ballot in a locked ballot box at the polling location in the Park Services Building in St. George during the 8 a.m. hour Tuesday. Electronic voting machines were out of order. St. George, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News
A voter deposits her paper ballot in a locked ballot box at the polling location in the Park Services Building in St. George during the 8 a.m. hour Tuesday. Electronic voting machines were out of order. St. George, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

The memory chips for the electronic voting machines were not programmed properly, a problem Washington County Clerk Kim Hafen confirmed around 9:50 a.m. The county had been delivering new memory cards to machines, and at approximately 1:30 p.m, Hafen said he had delivered the last cards personally to the Toquerville and LaVerkin area.

Hafen explained the memory card issue:

“The memory cards, yeah. They kind of load the information onto the machines,” Hafen said. “So it tells it that there is 104 precincts so one person gets their card by telling information to the poll worker they get a card that puts them in the right place. Some of those machines didn’t have the information on them.

“We have vote centers so they can vote wherever they want to go,” Hafen said, adding that there had been no issues with locations running out of ballots.

St. George News: Have there been any issues with running out of ballots?

Hafen: No.

St. George News: We had some people trying to tell us that voters are being turned away.

Hafen: We are not turning anybody away.

St. George News:  Anything else you want to add?

Hafen: We’re just trying to get those up and running as quickly as possible. We are delivering a location at a time as we get the cards reprogrammed. We are just working on it.

But some places were running out of ballots. Santa Clara ran out of envelopes early and was experiencing a shortage during the 8 o’clock hour. Hurricane Community Center was out of paper ballots by 9:40 a.m. and a poll center at the Washington City building at 1305 E. Washington Dam Rd. in Washington closed by about 10 a.m.

At 9:40 a.m. St. George Mayor Jon Pike posted on his personal Facebook page:

“It’s apparently a memory chip problem, and they are being reprogrammed and reinstalled. Some are up and running now. It will take some time to get all locations working, and they may not get all machines at all locations fixed at the same time. Thanks for your patience. Paper ballots are obviously being utilized in the meantime.”

At 10:50 a.m. voters are lined up out the door of the Washington County Administration Building where electronic voting machines have been operational since polls opened Tuesday morning. Machines were down in other places throughout the county due to what the county clerk has described as a programming error with the memory cards. St. George, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
At 10:50 a.m. voters are lined up out the door of the Washington County Administration Building where electronic voting machines have been operational since polls opened Tuesday morning. Machines were down in other places throughout the county due to what the county clerk has described as a programming error with the memory cards. St. George, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Alternate voting locations

Voters may go to polling locations other than their usual precincts so long as the location has electronic machines functioning.

When polling machines are running properly, voters may vote at any polling location, Santa Clara precinct manager and poll worker Susanne Kuhlman said. But because machines are down poll workers can only accept voters from within their precinct.

At the 9 o’clock hour, poll workers at the Park Service Building in St. George and attendants in Santa Clara were checking with voters in line to be sure they were at the proper polling location as some voters moved from one polling location to try another, thinking the malfunction was only a glitch at their location. Voters were being told they could not vote at alternate locations.

“You also can not vote at any location. It must be the one in YOUR district because they only have the paper ballots for their district,” Danielle Bertoch Mayoh wrote St. George News. “Found that out after waiting in line at the wrong location for 45 min.”

Washington County Administration Building

Voting machines at the Washington County Administration, 197 E Tabernacle St., St. George, have been operating normally all morning, with a line of about 15-20 people at 9 a.m. By 10:50 a.m. the line at the county building was out the door and machines continued to function.

At 10:50 a.m. voters are lined up out the door of the Washington County Administration Building where voting machines are working.

The last person voting at the Hurricane Community Center Tuesday before 9:40 a.m. Poll workers close voting at that location when paper ballots ran out and electronic voting machines were not functioning. Hurricane, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by ron Chaffin, St. George News
The last person voting at the Hurricane Community Center Tuesday before 9:40 a.m. Poll workers close voting at that location when paper ballots ran out and electronic voting machines were not functioning. Hurricane, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by ron Chaffin, St. George News

Hurricane City

As of 9 a.m., paper ballots were the voting method in Hurricane, as machines were not functioning.

At about 9:40 a.m. Hurricane City Community Center, 63 S. 100 West, Hurricane, is out of ballots and turning voters away.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., voters confirmed that the machines were back up and running, and the line was short and running smoothly.

Ivins

Long lines at the polls at Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins indicate many eager voters there at 11:11 a.m. Voting machines are still not functioning there but employees are handing out cookies and punch to people standing in line.

Jaylie Feller was almost in the building and said she had been waiting about 45 minutes but it was still worth it.

“Because everybody needs to get out here and vote,” Feller said.

At approximately 1 p.m., Julie Kuhns, precinct manager at the Southern Utah Veterans Home location said she had been instructed to direct all questions to Hafen. Electronic voting machines were operating at that time.

LaVerkin

In LaVerkin, by 8:40 a.m., poll workers announced voting would be by paper ballot.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., it was reported that memory cards had been delivered to LaVerkin and machines should be up and running.

Lines of voters are long at the Southern Utah Veterans Home polling place in Ivins around 11:11 a.m. Tuesday. Electronic voting machines are still not functioning and voting is being done by paper ballots. Ivins, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News
Lines of voters are long at the Southern Utah Veterans Home polling place in Ivins around 11:11 a.m. Tuesday. Electronic voting machines are still not functioning and voting is being done by paper ballots. Ivins, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Santa Clara

In Santa Clara, Zachary Kauffman was told they would do paper balloting as well.

“… still only have half left tho is what i was told,” Kaufmann wrote in a message to St. George News. “Asked us to com back if we could. No way in hell im leaving.”

Other voters in Santa Clara around 8:50 a.m. told St. George News that poll workers have run out of envelopes and have nothing to confirm that you voted paper.

At 11:20 a.m. lines were still long in Santa Clara with voters casting paper ballots. Machines remained inoperable.

At 11:31, machines in Santa Clara were reported to be working.

St. George

During the 8 o’clock hour poll workers at the Park Service building in St. George told St. George News the voting system is down in the whole county; although that was not the case as the morning wore on.

Paper ballots and huge lines are to be expected.

At 9:15 a.m. Eric P. Yunker wrote St. George News that the electronic voting machines had just become operable at the Dixie Center St. George.

Voters were voting at George Washington Academy, 2277 S. 3000 East in St. George. At 9:55 a.m. Daniel Drown wrote St. George News that it took him one hour to vote there. “Not too bad at all,” Drown said. “Election Volunteers were organized and should be commended.”

The line to vote in Santa Clara, is growing. This photo taken at about 9:20 a.m. at 2603 Santa Clara Drive. Electronic voting machines remain out of order and paper ballots are being utilized. Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News
The line to vote in Santa Clara, is growing. This photo taken at about 9:20 a.m. at 2603 Santa Clara Drive. Electronic voting machines remain out of order and paper ballots are being utilized. Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 8, 2016 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Washington City

Paul Jensen messaged St. George News at 8 a.m. that the electronic voting machines were down. He was the first in line at the polls, he said, and his first clue was when the the poll workers could not get the monitors to turn on.

“I voted at Washington library with a paper ballot. Not sure if the people there know what they are doing,” Jensen wrote. “There’s only one booth. It’s going to be a long day for all those people standing in line.”

At 9:30 a.m. electronic voting machines are working fine in the Washington City Offices, 111 N. 100 East, Washington, voter George Scott III told St. George News. Lines are running about 30 minutes to voting.

By about 10 a.m. the poll center in Washington City building on Washington Dam Road had closed.

Voters were moving through the Washington City Offices at 111 N. 100 East by 10:30 a.m. Voter Bruce Alldredge said, “I voted at the wash city office 9 machines, 30 minutes.”

ID required

Note: A form of state-recognized identification is required to be able to vote. This can typically be a driver’s license or a state-issued ID. A list of other forms of ID and documentation acceptable at the polls can be found here.

Notice tweeted Tuesday morning by Utah.gov; St. George News
Notice tweeted Tuesday morning by Utah.gov; St. George News

Mail-in only areas

Voters who received mail-in ballots who did not get their ballot postmarked yesterday can still vote but not by mail. Drop off mail-in ballots by 8 p.m. today at the Washington County Clerk’s office, any polling location or available drop box location.

Of Utah’s 29 counties, 21 have shifted exclusively to mail-in ballots, with Iron County joining that number this year.

Some of Washington County’s smaller communities and unincorporated areas, including all or parts of Central, County Cliff Dweller, Brookside, Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley, Dixie Deer, Gunlock, Kolob, Leeds, New Harmony, Rockville, Sky Ranch, Virgin, Winchester Hills, Zion National Park and other county areas will be voting by mail exclusively.

St. George News Editor-in-Chief Joyce Kuzmanic contributed to this report. St. George News reporters and staff Kimberly Scott reported from Washington, Mori Kessler from St. George, Hollie Reina from Santa Clara and Ivins, Brett Barrett from St. George, Ron Chaffin from Hurricane and LaVerkin.

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76 Comments

  • Sapphire November 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

    And there you have the rigged election. Discourage everyone from voting by making this as long and miserable as possible. This is as inept as Obamacare’s website not working when we were all forced to get coverage and then couldn’t. You would think the system would be tested and working BEFORE the election starts. No excuse for this blunder. Bad form Utah.

  • ladybugavenger November 8, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Don’t let this stop you for voting for Trump! Trump for President!

    • .... November 9, 2016 at 12:56 am

      CAN YOU SAY. ..PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP !!!

  • peanutz714 November 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

    There is no excuse for this. People should be allowed to vote.

  • SteveSGU November 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    What is wrong with the voting machines or their connections? Why are they not turning on? What other symptoms are being experienced? Which machines are affected? Are these machines connected via the Internet, making them vulnerable to hacking? Please ask the important questions.

    • Paul Dail Paul Dail November 8, 2016 at 10:22 am

      SteveSGU, thank you for your comment. These are indeed good questions and we are following up on them. At this point, we have a statement from Washington County Clerk Kim Hafen in the article that addresses at least some of your questions. It appears to be a hardware issue as opposed to an internet issue.

      Thanks again, and please continue to check back for updates as we have them.

      Paul Dail
      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Editor, Reporter

      • SteveSGU November 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

        The memory chips for the electronic voting machines were not programmed properly??

        Who didn’t test these machines yesterday??

        If these machines are not connected to a central system via the Internet, please describe just how the votes are tallied. Is each machine taken to a central place and connected to a central computer? Are the votes tallied in each location and the numbers sent to a central location via courier or over the telephone or something? How secure is it, really?

        • Paul Dail Paul Dail November 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

          SteveSGU, just for clarification, no one has said the machines are not connected to a central system via the internet but rather that this morning’s problems do not appear to be internet-related.

          Paul Dail
          ST. GEORGE NEWS
          Editor, Reporter

        • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 11:10 am

          It’s simple, Steve- if someone is bribed with enough money, it would be very easy to ‘forget’ to test the machines.

          • Real Life November 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm

            The kind of thing that only happens in third world countries, right?

          • .... November 8, 2016 at 11:05 pm

            Awww look cry baby lowlife stopped by 2 make another 1 of his stupid comments ! We are so blessed to have him here LOL !

  • Ron November 8, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Not really surprised.
    Trump is right when he says it’s rigged.
    This is one (of many) way to rig it.
    Discourage voters who don’t want to wait for hours to voter.
    Also, those polling places using paper ballots, how certain can the voter be that his/her
    paper ballot will be counted and not tossed?
    I imagine the count won’t be available for days or weeks.
    Way to go Washington County.
    THIS ELECTION IS RIGGED!!!!!

  • theone November 8, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Face palm…….. I am on the floor laughing at all you Trump conspiracy trolls because of a technical glitch in the system.
    Shut up and go vote for pete sake.

    • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Was it a conspiracy when Bush won too? Or is it only when it’s rigged in your favor?

    • Willie November 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Yeah it is really a no win situation when you get into the conspiracy theory proponents. If they were working and Hillary wins, they were rigged and we need paper ballots, if we use paper and Hillary wins, it was rigged because of the machines.

    • .... November 9, 2016 at 1:09 am

      PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP sends his regards ! have a nice day

  • Washco employee November 8, 2016 at 11:40 am

    All of you who seriously think that this is an indication of a rigged election, need to stop and think about how ridiculous that sounds. As one who works in the same building of the Clerk/Auditor, I can assure you that this is not what they would do to “rig” the election. Do you seriously think that their office would want this to happen on election day? Of course not. They are all running around working as feverishly as possible to get all of the voting machines back up. Can you seriously imagine the conspiracy meeting last night, when someone brought up the idea, Hey, lets make all of the machines go down tomorrow so that all of the voters get discouraged, turn around and don’t vote. Then all of the news media will converge on our office and we will have to “pretend” to try and get everything fixed. Yea right. Instead of casting stones at the employees who are doing their best, why don’t you offer to come down and see what you can do to help them out? If you were one of those stuck in the long lines then next time you might want to take advantage of the two week early voting opportunity or the mail in ballot. Either one of them would relieve the long lines. Also, these cards were tested during the two week early voting period, so its not like they haven’t been tested before.

    • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      So we are supposed to believe that “these cards were tested during the two week early voting period, so its not like they haven’t been tested before”, yet on the day that really matters they mysteriously don’t work?
      It’s already been confirmed that “The memory chips for the electronic voting machines were not programmed properly”, so how is it they worked when tested?
      Yeah, answer that…

      • Chris November 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm

        There are a myriad of possibilities that could cause the code on a chip to malfunction even though it previously tested ok. However, since I can tell that you have never coded anything in your life, and don’t even understand what coding entails, it would be a waste of time to try to explain it to a simpleton like you.

        • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm

          You simpleton- anyone can accept that ‘a’ chip malfunctions, but this is not one chip. This is many, many chips… all at once.
          It also says that they were ‘programmed wrong’, not that they ‘malfunctioned’.
          They were programmed wrong to begin with, yet ‘washco employee’ states that they were successfully tested already.
          However, since I can tell that you have never had to deal with reading and comprehension of anything in your life, and don’t even understand what comprehension entails, it would be a waste of time to try to explain it to a simpleton like you.

          • Chris November 8, 2016 at 5:01 pm

            Wow, so that’s the best you can do? These chips “malfunctioned” because they were “programmed wrong.” It’s obvious that you have no knowledge of the simplest concepts of computer science. Testing is only as good as the tester. But of course, you never tested anything in your pathetic life, and now you are ranting about a subject you have no knowledge of. Yes, simpleton is the perfect moniker for you. Guess we know who you voted for.

          • RealMcCoy November 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

            Chris, I know you’re having a bad today since your Golden Girl lost….again.
            Since it appears you never even read the whole article, I’ll the fact that you missed the ‘we tested them and they worked’ point slide.
            Yes, testing is only as good as the tester. They lied about testing ‘all the chips’. That was the point of the original response.
            Now go cry into your crumpled up “I’m with Her” tshirt and get some rest.
            You have FOUR LOOOOOOOOONG YEARS of the guy America chose.

    • Lastdays November 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      So how long have you had to prepare for this day ? It’s not like you just heard about this election last week. Unless there is a power outage or something like that there should be NO excuses.
      Better start printing ballots, I haven’t voted yet.

      • Washco employee November 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        I don’t work in their office. No matter how hard they prepare, unforeseen circumstances occur. Which is the case here.

  • Bob November 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    all this whining and tinfoil hat conspiracy nonsense–this is simply a case of utah mormon-republican incompetency and failure

    • ladybugavenger November 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Oxybob come on now! You know you like conspiracies….p.s. they are not all theories

      • Bob November 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm

        lol, i’m 97% sure the zionists didn’t do this one. maybe an LDS conspiracy? haha

        • .... November 9, 2016 at 12:58 am

          Hey Stupid can you say GOVENOR HERBERT !! ha ha ha ha ha ha

          • ladybugavenger November 9, 2016 at 2:17 pm

            Stupid is a mean word. Bob’s not stupid he’s a millennial lol

        • ladybugavenger November 9, 2016 at 11:46 am

          HaHa!

    • .... November 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Hey Oxybob when it comes to tin foil hats and conspiracies LOL ! you have no room to talk ! You’re the biggest blowhard here

  • gbridges November 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Hey Washco – it isn’t a matter of whether they wanted this to happen. It did happen. And they are responsible to make sure it doesn’t happen. I mean the taxpayers paid for these systems to be deployed and it’s really quite fair to expect that they would work right? I don’t think anyone is trying to rig the election but ineptness is well… ineptness.

  • Rainbow Dash November 8, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    The election is not rigged. Think about this: REPUBLICANS run this state. Most of them support Donald Trump. Why would they attempt to “rig” the election in favor of a Democrat?

    I voted this morning. I looked online in the day prior and went to the polling place in my precinct. I waited for maybe 20 minutes. While I was there election volunteers came out every few minutes and asked people what precinct they lived in. If the person didn’t know what precinct they lived in, the rep told them. If the polling place was not inside the voters home precinct, the voter was told to go to the polling place in their precinct because the computers were down and the workers at that polling place didn’t have voter info on hand for people outside that precinct.THEN THEY WERE TOLD WHERE THEIR POLLING PLACE WAS! No one was prevented from voting! A few people who were told to go elsewhere mouthed off at the election volunteer and stormed out angrily like it was the volunteers fault they went to the wrong place.

    The voter was told where to go and why. If they decided not to follow those directions and vote like they are supposed to that is their prerogative but far from proof of a rigged election.

    • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      It’s not who votes that counts, its who COUNTS the votes.

      • Rainbow Dash November 8, 2016 at 6:12 pm

        Yes. And given the fact that REPUBLICANS control this state, who do you think will be counting the votes?

    • gbridges November 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      With the electronic system voters in the county can vote at any polling station. Folks didn’t go to the “Wrong Place” they went where they were told they could go – originally – anyplace in the county. The issue came about because the electronic system failed – with Paper Ballots you have to vote in your home district. But of course folks didn’t know that because the system not functioning was not planned for in advance. Paper ballots require home district voting – electronic system allows voting from any of the county polling stations. People were frustrated because they showed up to vote and were sent elsewhere. That seems pretty normal to be frustrated about that.

      • Rainbow Dash November 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm

        Oh blah blah blah blah blah. They were “frustrated”. Well…. So what?? Being “frustrated” does not give them the right to angrily mouth off to the election volunteer like they own the universe and the volunteer was the person in charge of whether or not the computers were up or not.

        That’s like standing in the lobby of a McDonalds yelling at the 16 year old behind the counter because you’re “frustrated” that the “drive-thru” through is closed for remodel.

        In my humble opinion, anyone who thinks being “frustrated” gives them the right to take it out on people who have no control over the situation needs a good long and hard look at what kind of person they are because it’s not a very good one.

    • ColinClive34 November 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      The Republican leaders of Utah don’t support Trump, so that’s why. They’re intelligent

      • .... November 9, 2016 at 1:10 am

        PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP sends his regards. have a nice day

  • peanutz714 November 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I think any local contests that are even remotely close should be done over at the county’s expense. I saw many people leave. They could not wait any longer . They were mostly elderly with canes and walkers. I have a cane and with no where to rest, I had to leave. I am trying to get off work to try again. This lack of preparedness is obstructing my ability to vote. Paper ballots will be counted fully for several days. I wanted to excercise my ability to have my vote count TODAY !! So disgusted.

    • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      You should have expected long waiting lines- everyone else did.
      If walking and standing are tolling to you, you are able to mail in your vote.
      Your own lack of preparedness is ‘obstructing’ your ability to vote.
      Mail it in or stand in line like we all had to.
      And don’t blame your work for hindering you from voting- you had time to get on STGnews, you could have taken that time to go to a voting booth.

  • ladybugavenger November 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    P.S. every election is rigged. I just hope it’s rigged in Trump’s favor

    • .... November 9, 2016 at 12:59 am

      PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ! Wooooooohoooooooooo. !!!!!!

  • gbridges November 8, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Of more concern to me isn’t the wait to vote it is the fact that the system is engineered to tally electronic voting records… so what should the county citizens expectations be related to the overall tallying of the votes. In another article it seemed to indicate that paper ballots may not be counted today “Hafen said any ballots done on paper while the machines were not working would be counted after the election.”

  • Travis November 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    To say voters were not turned away is misleading. At Riverside Elementary, those living in precinct 65 were told to wait for approximately one hour for more paper ballots to be delivered or return later. I’m sorry if Kim Hafen is embarrassed by how unprepared our county was for this election, but the fact is, this voter was turned away.

    • peanutz714 November 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      People schedule their voting times around work, etc. we all realize that there will be lines. When I asked how long it would take, they did not know . That’s when people starting leaving the lines. I left shortly afterwards. I have to be at work!!! How is it that every county in the state got it right except Washington County?? This lack of preparation is obstructing my right to vote and I am very angry about it. What about close local races?? The lawyers will be out in force for those candidates. I think Mr. Hafen just lost his job. The cost of recounts , etc should come directly from the county. That in turn, will come out of my taxpayer pocket

      • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        Odds are Mr. Hafen is a member in good standing with ‘the church’- i.e.- he will not lose his job, as he is protected.
        If you are in good standing with ‘the church’ you can literally get away with murder.

      • RealMcCoy November 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm

        Just noticed in your other comment that you wanted to vote for hillary.
        Well, GOOD NEWS!
        As a hillary supporter, you will already have your vote cast in her favor for you!
        That’s right- felons and the deceased, as well as anyone ‘forgetting’ to vote, will already be voting for hillary.
        So don’t stress!

        • .... November 9, 2016 at 5:57 am

          PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP sends his regards ! have a nice day

    • Rainbow Dash November 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      If what you said happened, happened tghe way you say it happened then you weren’t “turned away”, you left of your own free will. Furthermore since there is a high probability that you are a Trump supporter, I say “THANKS”!

      Have a nice day.

      • .... November 9, 2016 at 1:04 am

        PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP sends his regards ! have a nice day !

        • Rainbow Dash November 9, 2016 at 10:57 am

          Thanks! I will. 🙂

  • .... November 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    5 counties in PA have made it official .VOTING MACHINES ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY AND MOST MACHINES DO NOT HAVE PAPER BALLOT BACKUP !

  • .... November 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    In PA a lady was being interviewed and she complained that she had to hit the Trump button 5 times before it took her vote. the first 4 times she hit the Trump button it showed her voting for Hillary !

  • ColinClive34 November 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I heard the gentleman running precinct 12 say that they were going to change votes for Hillary on the paper ballots to Trump and he laughed proudly. And Hillary is the crooked candidate? Conspiracy to commit voter fraud anyone? Sounds like a premeditated felony to me.

  • Nellie November 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I voted at the polling location on Washington Dam Road in Washington this morning. Three machines were working at that time and paper ballots were also being used, so I was surprised to read the location closed at 10:00 a.m. Since other members of the family still need to vote, I called the County Clerk’s office around 1:30 p.m. and was told the location was open and the machines were working. Just to be sure, I called the Washington City Public Works office (which is the polling site) to see if they could tell me if the location was open for voting. I was told it was open and had never closed. Rather than continue to feed the frenzy of the problems with the machines and shortage of ballots, the most helpful thing to do is to find out and report if the polling locations that closed are back open. This approach would provide the most useful information to those still looking to vote.

  • peanutz714 November 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Mr. Hafen indicated in the news update that no body was turned away. That may be true, but many walked away on their own accord. I saw it . I did it. I want to know how is that Washington County in all of Utah was the only county to have these problems ? I suspect there was no testing. They say they did, but this morning, magically, all of the memory cards were not working. Sad and frustrating.

  • ColinClive34 November 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    What’s the hold up on my comment getting posted?!?!?!?! Is my experience not valued?

  • ladybugavenger November 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    If you think about it, it’s a completely rigged system because your vote doesn’t count individually and nationally it’s only at the state level. So Trump can get more votes than Hillary in total but because it goes by states those votes are wasted.

    • ladybugavenger November 8, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      Anywho I won’t complain if Trump wins! Lol that’s Hitlery’s voters job

      • Rainbow Dash November 9, 2016 at 10:52 am

        You’re right, I will.
        I’ll complain when gas prices hit $5+ per gallon again. (Like they did under Bush)
        I’ll complain when he gets us involved in another 3 wars. (Like they did under Bush)
        I’ll complain when he repeals the Affordable Care Act but doesn’t replace it with anything better then what we had before.
        I’ll complain when he denies equal rights to LGBT citizens whose only crime is loving someone of the same gender. (Like Mike Pence did a few years ago)
        I’ll complain when laws are passed that permit so-called churches to interfere with public policy and the legislative process. (Like Mike Pence said he would)
        I’ll complain when he belittles basically everyone except himself and those who don’t fit into his narrow minded view of what a person should look like. (Like he’s done practically every night for the last 2 years. Google it)
        I’ll complain when laws are passed that ban law abiding people from either entering this country or staying in it simply because they’re Muslim or Mexican or some other something he doesn’t like at that moment. (again, google it)
        I’ve earned the right to complain because I voted and so, hopefully, did you. The only difference is that I didn’t ask for any of that and you did.

        • ladybugavenger November 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm

          Im sorry RD that sounds like me for 8 years with obama. My advice, dont let it destroy your joy rainbow

        • ladybugavenger November 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

          Good news is Oklahoma gets to have high point beer now. Now i can drink 1/2 the calories. 🙂

    • .... November 9, 2016 at 1:02 am

      PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP sends his regards ! Coke and Cheetos for everybody

  • .... November 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I got my Cheetos and Coke so I’m gonna get wasted LOL !

    • Bob November 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      “I got my *bottle of pills* so I’m gonna get wasted LOL !”

      FIXED it for u. bless u, Dump

    • Real Life November 8, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Lol! You are wasted all the time! You have to be. Nobody is that stupid. You said it moron.

      • .... November 9, 2016 at 9:03 am

        I agree with your comment 100% LOL ! You are wasted all the time. You have to be. Nobody can be that stupid you said it moron ! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

      • .... November 9, 2016 at 9:04 am

        Hey Cry Baby RealLowlife you should get married because with all the whining you do here you could be somebody’s wife

    • ladybugavenger November 9, 2016 at 1:16 am

      Me too!
      Woohoo Trump is President!

      • .... November 9, 2016 at 8:43 am

        Yeah wooooooohoooooooooo go Trump ! …that is Mr PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ! …

  • ladybugavenger November 11, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I can stand tall knowing I never wavered from Trump for President! And here we are President elect Donald Trump…..to all the haters, one thing for sure, you can’t hate forever (It takes too much energy) you’ll see.

    • ladybugavenger November 11, 2016 at 8:59 am

      To the haters: Trump is fighting for you too. He wants money in your pockets. He wants you to be strong. He wants you to have a good life. He wants citizens and vets to be taken care of before illegals and refugees. He wants you to be safe!

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