Ballot Recount Hearing Underway In Dallas County Dallas County is petitioning for a recount of the Super Tuesday election after finding discrepancies in the voter returns.
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Judge Emily Tobolowsky approved the county’s request to redo the tally of votes cast in the primary after discovering an unknown number of ballots from 44 tab machines missed in the count (not clear if the missing ballots might affect outcomes). Elections administrator Toni Pippins-Poole made the recount request after finding discrepancies in vote count. The county will not recount all ballots cast in the election, but will reopen the tabulation on Wednesday. Officials realized they were missing votes when unable to reconcile the count of voters who checked in at some polling places and the number of votes recorded. The initial vote count was compiled from flash drives taken from the county’s tabulating machines. There were 454 polling places running Election Day, and some sites had more than one machine into which voters fed their marked paper ballots to be scanned.