Ready to vote 10

Properly functioning equipment is vital, but there are challenges here too. Texas’ 2018 midterms were an example. “Voting machines in several Texas counties experienced vote flipping,” TCAP says. “For example, in attempting to vote for Texas’ Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Beto O’Rourke, some straight-ticket voters saw their vote changed to his opponent, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. At the same time, in attempting to vote for Sen. Cruz, some straight-ticket voters’ selections were erased altogether.” Officials blamed voters, and they urged people to “carefully check their review screen before casting their ballots.”

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