by Al Benson Jr.
The most recent article I did for this blog spot dealt with a man in Illinois who voted early and wanted to vote Republican but his voting machine would only let him vote Democrat. Although he eventually got his individual problem taken care of, he (and I) wondered if this was going to be a problem with other voting machines.
Of course it's going to be a problem--nationwide. This may well be the way the Democrats regain control of the House and keep the Senate.
An article on www.newsmax.com for October 28, 2014 has stated: "A number of voting machines in Maryland and Illinois are electronically switching Republican votes to the Democrats, raising suspicions that fraud could be at the root of the alleged malfunction...According to Watchdog.org election officials in both states have characterized the problem as a'calibration issue,' but a software developer and expert on touch screens used by U.S. intelligence agencies told Newsmax that the explanation was bogus. 'It's a software issue, and its incredibly suspicious that a bug like that could slip through accidentally. It defies belief' said Tony Heller. He said that any expert trained in the technology could figure out within minutes whether the problem with the software was accidental and deliberate...It's completely unacceptable that an official waved it off as a calibration error. It's something that can be easily verified and should be."
Multiple early voters in Maryland experienced this problem (first Illinois, then Texas, now Maryland) when they tried to vote for Republican candidates only to have their votes registered for Democrats. Does anyone detect a trend here? A Maryland election official characterized it as, guess what, a "calibration error" involving one voting machine. Yet people in four different locations in Maryland had the same problem. What did they do--move this one faulty voting machine around to four different locations??? Equal opportunity election fraud here, folks, line up and get taken! How much does anyone want to bet that there will be lots of "calibration errors" on voting machines in key states that the Democrats need to hold onto?
After all, if you can't trust your government then who can you trust--right? Right? How come I don't hear any answers from anyone?
I'd advise anyone who has to vote using these infernal machines to make sure your vote result tallies with how you voted before you leave the voting booth and if it doesn't then squawk to high heaven about it--loud enough so anyone in line waiting to vote hears your complaint.