Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Franklin Presidential Primary Results - March 3, 2020 "unofficial"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Franklin election results were delayed Tuesday night because of a “software glitch,” Franklin Town Clerk Teresa Burr said at about 9:30 p.m.

She expected results to be available by midnight at the earliest."
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The software 'glitch'  occurred on the laptop where the totals of each machine were put together to combine a set of results. This was not any software like made the news in Ohio. Franklin, and MA as a whole, run their election system on a private network. It is not part of the internet and hence not subject to hacking via that avenue.

The Franklin Public Radio broadcast crew 'tap danced' for an extra hour while waiting for the results. We went live at 8:00 PM when the pools closed and kept the broadcast live until just before 10 when we shut down in an orderly fashion after hearing the news from Town Clerk Teresa Burr.

The "unofficial results" results arrived in my inbox at midnight and are shared here. Teresa has until Friday to complete the tally to make them official. Normally this process would be completed today.

Biden (2631) topped Sanders (1546) and Warren (1263)

6769 of the 23769 voters registered in Franklin cast their ballots (including early voters and absentee) for a 28% turnout.

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L-R: Steve Sherlock, Rep Jeff Roy, Jim Derrick and Frank Falvey
L-R: Steve Sherlock, Rep Jeff Roy, Jim Derrick and Frank Falvey

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