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Review of Nashville voting says 2 races marred

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state review of election problems in Davidson County has concluded the outcomes of two 2012 primary elections could have been influenced by voting technology bungling.

After the problems came to light, the State Election Commission asked state election coordinator Mark Goins to conduct an investigation.

A draft report obtained by The Tennessean stated the elections were "marred by a series of avoidable errors and violations of law" throughout 2012. The report said the missteps undermined the credibility of the voting process in Nashville.

Albert Tieche, the county election administrator, and Ronald Buchanan, the new chairman of the election commission declined comment Thursday.

The review found electronic poll books, used in 60 precincts, defaulted to the Republican ballot and could have swung two state House contests.

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