Worker fired after Davidson County double voting

Worker fired after Davidson County double voting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Davidson County election worker has been fired after problems with electronic poll books allowed some people to vote twice.

The Tennessean reports Election Commissioner Tricia Herzfeld wrote in a letter to the elections administrator that in addition to double voting, there also have been reports of lost voting records and voters being turned away.

Unless those issues are addressed, Herzfeld has said she could vote not to certify the election results.

Election officials have said that some people were allowed to vote twice because an outside vendor did not update electronic poll books with early voters before Election Day. The fired worker did not cross check early voting tallies against the poll books.

Herzfeld also complained that election officials did not want to make the problems public.

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