Election Discrepancies Raise Questions in Alameda

In the June primary election, official records indicate Alameda County rejected just 0.3% of mail-in ballots, compared to 1.6 % statewide. Official data show Alameda County reported only 23 late ballots. Neighboring Contra Costa County and Santa Clara County reported 3,388 and 3,776 late ballots respectively. The discrepancy has raised questions and is providing fodder for those who sow distrust in the election system. 

"There is a problem with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters that needs to be diagnosed and treated," attorney Jason Bezis with the Alameda County Taxpayers Association told KTVU. "And if there’s a problem with the data from the last election, we need to know right now what went wrong with reporting the data so everyone can have confidence in this November election."

Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis blames it on “a reporting issue that we are working to resolve."

According to Dupuis, Alameda actually rejected 4,000 mail-in ballots. 

“He provided no additional details or answers to follow-up questions,” according to KTVU.