A group of Oregon voters faces fines of more than $100,000 after they failed to accurately vote in the 2020 election, the secretary of state said Monday.
The $100 fines are the largest ever imposed by the secretary, who also ordered a review of voting practices and procedures by the state’s Board of Elections.
The Oregon Secretary of State’s office said in a statement that the group was notified in late December that a “serious” issue had been identified with the 2016 presidential election.
The election was won by Democratic President-elect Donald Trump by more than 2.8 million votes.
The group has said the error was caused by a software error.
The state has also been criticized by Democrats for not requiring proof of citizenship in 2016 and the 2016 general election.
The groups attorney argued in court documents that the groups actions did not violate the state constitution because it was not clear who voted.
In January, a judge ordered a halt to the lawsuit against the state, but the ruling was appealed by the groups attorney.
In the latest court action, the court ordered the state to pay the fines.
The Secretary of state, Mike Thibodeau, released the following statement on Monday:We will work with our law enforcement partners to ensure that our elections are secure and fair.
Oregonians deserve to know their votes count, and we are determined to ensure this.
The Secretary of Assembly will be meeting with our state’s law enforcement agencies and election officials to ensure our elections remain secure and democratic.