Why don’t we hear stories where a touch screen voting machine produced Republican votes?
“Calibration error” joins “hard drive crash” in the 2014 Democratic Party lexicon.
From Watchdog.org: “Cook County ballot box tries to cast GOP votes for Democrats.”
Early Voting in Illinois got off to its typical 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.
Moynihan offered this gracious lesson to his followers on Twitter: “Be careful when you vote in Illinois. Make sure you take the time to check your votes before submitting.”
Cook County Clerk’s Office Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told Illinois Watchdog, the machine was taken out of service and tested.
“This was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine,” Scalzitti said. “When Mr. Moynihan used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper calibration.”
They were simply too obvious with their “fix.” They needed to adjust the algorithms tabulating the votes behind-the-scenes, and not let the machine display what it was doing. I’m sure they’ll get it right now, and the accurate vote counts will join Lois Lerner’s emails. Ooops!
Vote for a Republican, the vote goes for the Democrat. Nice.
No doubt these machines were maintained and installed by workers for the SEIU—just laboring away for their Democrat overlords.