Back in 2006, they told us that electronic voting machines were going to be an easy, non-transparent way to hijack elections.
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.
There’s a simple answer, of course:
“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.”
“I’m not robbing this bank, officer; I’m just doing a bad job of calibrating the safe”.
“That’s not a crack pipe under my seat, officer; its a poorly-calibrated CPAP mask”.
“Those weren’t dead people voting; just poorly-calibrated living people”.
I’m not going to say the Democrats are a criminal syndicate. I’m just wondering how they’d have to behave any differently to be one…