HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania county is signaling that it won’t go along with Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that counties buy new voting systems as an election-security measure in 2020’s presidential election.
Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said Wednesday that he’s comfortable with the county’s old machines, particularly after hearing about paper jams, long lines and other problems in other counties that debuted new machines in last week’s election.
Wolf began pressing counties last year to replace their voting machines with machines that have an auditable paper backup. That was after federal authorities warned Pennsylvania and other states that Russian hackers targeted them during 2016's election.