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Six Assembly Candidates Who Lost Allege Voting Machine Issues

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Republican Nevada Assembly candidates who lost their primaries by significant margins say they think voting machines may have malfunctioned and want an investigation.

The candidates include Diana Orrock, Steve Sanson, Connie Foust, Tina Trenner, Mary Rooney and Blain Jones. They ran on anti-tax platforms and all lost by at least 100 votes.

They filed “statements of contest” in Clark County district court and want a review of paper documentation from voting machines. They question why the total vote count in certain precincts was well above the number who voted in the corresponding Assembly race.

Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria says it’s common for voters to skip certain races. He said there were no notable malfunctions in voting machines, but he’s gathering the documentation in case he’s summoned to court.

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