News Channel 8 releases statement regarding new election results software

News Channel 8 releases statement regarding new election results software

(WFLA) – News Channel 8 has released the following statement regarding an issue with our election results software that was reported Saturday night:

“On Saturday evening, we experienced a problem at News Channel 8 with our new election results software. Test election results were sent to the system to ensure that it was working properly in anticipation of Tuesday’s Florida Primary. The test results were then automatically published on our website. This should not have happened. We have now disabled the system while the WFLA Online team investigates how this problem occurred, to ensure that it never happens again. It is important to note that the results briefly shown on the WFLA site were test results only. They did not originate with any local Supervisor of Elections office, or with the State of Florida. No election results will be released until Tuesday night, the night of the Florida Primary.”