Voting machines in Chicago and Maryland are experiencing the same problem.  They are switching votes from Republican to democrat.  This they are blaming on bad calibration.  This has been a problem for at least three election cycles now and it’s always republican voters getting switched to democratic candidates.  If that’s not suspicious enough for you, try this on for size.  Tony Heller a software developer and an expert on touchscreen technology says that’s not possible:

“It’s a software issue, and it’s incredibly suspicious that a bug like that could slip through accidentally. It defies belief.”

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Heller said that any technician could determine whether the machines were tampered with, but of course since the machines were in democratic districts, no independent technicians were allowed to examine them.  Heller added:

“This is being used by the public for voting. Public trust is essential.  It’s completely unacceptable that an official waved it off as a calibration issue. It’s something that can be easily verified and should be.”

But it won’t be.  That you can count on.  Joe Torre, an election official in Maryland made the false claim that it was a calibration problem affecting one machine.  The truth is that the same problem was found in three machines in different locations.  The same problem was found in Illinois when Republican Jim Moynihan tried to vote for himself:

“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast a vote for my opponent.  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.”

Illinois election officials blamed it on a calibration problem also.

When you vote this year, especially if you vote in a Democratic precinct, pay close attention to how the machine is recording your vote.

Steven Ahle’s post first appeared at Red Statements.