Donald Trump’s voters just can’t catch a break this election.
First we heard numerous reports out of Texas that those voting straight-ticket Republican had their votes switched to Democrat, and now it appears as if people in Chicago are having a similar problem. Of course, election officials are calling it a “calibration error,” but is it?
Fox News has more:
Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.
Calibration error, huh? Funny, these “calibration errors” only ever seem to happen in important electoral states and they only ever seem to change votes from Republican to Democrat.
It’s either one hell of a coincidence that such errors always seem to be under similar conditions with similar outcomes, or the people in charge of calibrating these machines have an agenda, and it doesn’t include ensuring a fair outcome for the election.
Personally, I’ve never been one to believe in coincidence.
Regardless, let this story be a lesson the everyone – make sure your votes are cast exactly how you want them to be prior to submitting them.