Gwinnett’s vote count took nearly a week in part due to a series of software glitches from the state’s new elections system, run by Dominion Voting Systems. Elections workers repeatedly endured issues when trying to submit totals to the state, and an election night software error forced the county to re-adjudicate thousands of absentee ballots that had already been processed. Alice O’Lenick, a Republican member of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections, said she was frustrated to have seen the persistent technological issues drag out the process despite elections workers' dedicated work.
“I’ve never seen an election — presidential, board, local, whatever — that had so many hangups to it,” O’Lenick said. “I would just like to say that I am very disappointed in the system, but I am never and would never be disappointed in this staff ... My confidence in the Dominion system has waned.”