Thank You For Voting [Democratic]: Illinois Voting Machine Changes Republican Votes Into Democratic Votes

votingtouchscreenAs a Chicago native, I am often faced with references to dead people voting and rigged elections. Unfortunately, having grown up under the original Daley machine, they are largely true. My parents helped found the Independent Voter movement and documented some unbelievable cases of fraud. I recall on precinct where the captain actually produced more votes than registered voters. In one percent where I was an observer, a voter discovered that her dead husband had voted before her. For that reason, the controversy with voting machines this week could not have come at a worse time or place — particularly with polls showing the Democrats approaching what could be a disaster. When Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to cast his vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library, he experienced a Homer Simpson moment when every time he tried to pick his name, the machine registered the vote for his Democratic opponent.


As Homer said, “this type of thing doesn’t happen in America . . . maybe Ohio but not America.”

Moynihan issued a warning for Republicans not to trust the machines and “Be careful when you vote in Illinois. Make sure you take the time to check your votes before submitting.”

Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti insisted that this is not a return to “Cooked County” and that this was merely “a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine.”

Source: The Week

185 thoughts on “Thank You For Voting [Democratic]: Illinois Voting Machine Changes Republican Votes Into Democratic Votes

  1. The man in Texas should get a provisional ballot. It’s held in an envelope until verification of person. State of Texas should have the burden of approval. Did he call his Senators and a Rep? Calls are 800 numbers, therefore free. Personally, I think the Democrats could have helped him. I think he’s being used.

  2. For those who have had said hey it’s not so hard to get the ID here is one story out of Texas that proves you wrong and sadly what he experienced is not something specific just to him given he is not the only person in this circumstance financially or via transportation
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/27/texas-vote-id-proof-certificate-minority-law?CMP=share_btn_tw

    ‘Born and raised’ Texans forced to prove identities under new voter ID law

    New law meant to combat fraud forces Eric Kennie to either change his identity or be unable to overcome burdens

    “Voter ID’s defenders often justify these laws by claiming that they are necessary to thwart voter fraud. Yet, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently explained, “there were only two in-person voter fraud cases prosecuted to conviction in Texas” between 2002 and 2011. So in-person voter fraud, the only kind deterred by voter ID, is virtually non-existent.”

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