Some voting machines malfunctioned in Detroit

Posted at 6:19 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 18:19:31-05

DETROIT (AP) — City Clerk Janice Winfrey says some voting machines in Detroit stopped working Tuesday morning and had to be replaced.

The delay caused long lines and waits of an hour or more to vote.

Winfrey says her office received about 50 calls for broken voting machines, but some were repeat calls for the same machines she describes as a decade old.

Northwest of Detroit, a malfunctioning computer and tabulator at a voting precinct in Waterford Township forced elections workers to put about 50 ballots into a bin.

Township Clerk Sue Camilleri says the computer and tabulator were fixed. She says the ballots that were set aside “will not be put through the tabulator until the end of the night.”