Elections Department and Board of Supervisors review voter fraud

Riverside County mailed out 5,000 duplicate ballots in error, but double votes won’t go through, says county clerk

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — The voter fraud that led to the 2016 presidential election can be solved, but the way the voting system was designed to deal with potential errors will not be.

In fact, after an inquiry by CBS17, Riverside County Clerk Kim Rondina said she doubts any ballots will get invalidated because of potential errors that could have altered the outcome of Election Day in 2020.

Riverside County mailed out 5,000 duplicate ballots in error, but double votes won’t go through, says county clerk

Riverside County mailed out 5,000 duplicate ballots in error, but double votes won’t go through, says county clerk

“We are confident that we have addressed the concerns raised,” said Rondina, head of elections.

CBS17 reported earlier this week that more than a dozen people, including judges, clerks and judges of the peace, said there were potential votes that should have been in the electronic poll worker tracking system that was being used to verify the voters’ identities. Instead, those votes were left on paper ballots, which were then handed off to be counted by human observers, according to several people who spoke with CBS17.

In the wake of the discovery, Riverside County Supervisor Cindy Chavez requested a review from the Board of Supervisors and the state Elections Department.

A spokesperson for Elections Department Assistant Registrar of Voters Kim Rondina said the county is on its way to a solution.

“During a phone interview with Supervisor Chavez, Assistant Registrar Rondina explained that her office is actively working to ensure every eligible voter in Riverside County will have their vote counted on Election Day.”

“In the event of a review by the Board of Supervisors, Rondina stated that her office will use the data we have from their review. This will allow us to confirm that every eligible voter cast their ballot on

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