Wisconsin Ballot Problems? Not So, Say State Officials

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0  Updated at 12:06 pm, April 3rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Comstock/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) — Wisconsin state officials have dismissed reports of widespread ballot problems as voters make their decision in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

An aide to Mitt Romney said Tuesday morning that the campaign had heard rumors of  ballot glitches across the state, including in some municipal races, that resembled those reported in the Illinois primary two weeks ago: Ballots were incorrectly sized and could not fit into the scanners.

The Romney campaign attributed Tuesday’s reports to the Wisconsin Republican Party.

The Government Accountability Board, which oversees election proceedings in Wisconsin, told ABC News that these reports were wrong.

When state officials tested the voting equipment 10 days ago, they did uncover ballot problems in three counties: Milwaukee, Dane and Portage.  But a spokesman for the accountability board said the problems had been fixed, and that voting was expected to run smoothly.

The board has not yet heard any reports of problems.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin, which is running several candidates in municipal elections, told ABC News it had not heard about any ballot difficulties either.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.

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