Touch screen “calibration error” gives GOP votes to Democrats in Illinois

I’m sorry, this crap just does not happen on its own. In Illinois, a Republican state representative candidate tried to vote for himself and other Republicans, only to notice – before he submitted the completed ballot – the votes were being cast for his opponent and other Democrats.

You want to discuss voting rights abuses? Maybe the non-existing war on women? Forget it, here is where the real abuse is happening, from the blog Illinois Review on Monday.

Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.

“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “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.”

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.

I’m waiting for the Department of Justice to run towards Cook County and launch an investigation. Can you imagine if this “touch screen calibration error” occurred in a tightly fought district and the “error” favored the Republican candidate? All hell would be breaking loose.

7 replies
  1. BigBob
    BigBob says:

    I’m gonna run a Google news search and see how many pages from the top I’ll finally get a hit on this.

    • Steve McGough
      Steve McGough says:

      Well this morning it’s the lead on Drudge Report, who of course is not linking to the original story at Illinois Review. Very disappointed sites like Drudge and Fox News – who also picked up on the story – will not actually provide a link to the origin of the news. A mention is nice, but I think a link is required.

  2. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Shocked, I say shocked, I am. Why I’ve been told by many Republicans that there is no voter fraud. It’s time we stop backing down or we deserve what we get. I’m tired already of “pulling the wagon”.

  3. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    Those stupid paper ballots we mark here in Corrupticut are then read by a computer.
    I will swear that I voted for a Green Guy & the Courant showed none for him in my District.

  4. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    I’d say that I’m shocked – but then realize that I’m not really shocked at all. This is KNOWN to go on, especially in any Democrat-controlled areas. Sad but true. My on again/off again shock then turns to another kind of shock – when I realize that this ‘known’ activity, stealing votes and along with it, out Republic, doesn’t shock me in the least…. Confused yes, dismayed even more. Democrats are the Communists that Mr. McCarthy warned us about.

  5. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Remember how the Dems screamed about the voting machine company Diebold and its alleged connection to Republicans? This started in 2000 and has been going on since. Here is a DailyKos article on that very issue ( Read it an note the irony. This story is a direct, verifiable example of voter fraud perpetrated by Democrats, but it will be written off as anecdotal, an anomaly, when quite the opposite is true.

    It is psychological projection, pure and simple. Every time I can recall, when a Democrat accuses a Republican of doing something, it is simply cover for the fact that they are doing it. Democrats cheat and they are good at it, and they get cover from the press. And as the president would say, PERIOD! (except I mean it!)

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