Dominion Machines Under Scrutiny After ‘Hundreds’ of Discrepancies Detected In Primary

 Dominion Voting Systems’ electronic voting machines contract with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is under threat after contentious primaries produced upset results. According to election officials, some machines reported zero votes for certain candidates or reversed count totals. Counts reported by machines were also sometimes lower than paper counts.

“The concern is that we obviously have elections in November, and we must provide the [island] not only with the assurance that the machine produces a correct result but also that the result it produces is the same one that is reported,” said Jessika Padilla, interim president of Puerto Rico’s elections commission. She attributed the issues to problems in the machines’ software.


The Vice President of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives, José Varela, is attempting to summon Padilla to a public hearing on Thursday to address the issues, warning, “We cannot allow the public’s confidence in the voting process to continue to be undermined as we approach the general elections.” Dominion’s current contract with Puerto Rico expires at the end of the month.


America First conservatives raised concerns about Dominion machines’ reliability and security following Joe Biden’s contested victory in the 2020 election. The corporation responded by suing multiple people alleging issues with its systems, as well as news networks covering the allegations.


Last June, the Halderman Report exposed a range of “critical vulnerabilities” in Dominion machines. However, states, including Georgia, have left them in place, with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger telling the PhD computer scientists pressing for the issues to be addressed “tough noogies.”