More “calibration issues” with voting machines

Again, if these votes were switching from Democrats to Republicans, all hell would be breaking loose. This time, we’re getting reports from Maryland. All we have left it seems is our vote. The process should be held in the highest regard, yet Democrats just don’t see it that way.


Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland.

“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said. …

Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too, personally.

“This is happening here as well. It occurred on two candidates on my machine. I am glad I checked. Many voters have reported this here as well,” Hofmann, a Republican, wrote in an email Sunday evening. …

Joe Torre, election director in Anne Arundel, called it a “calibration issue” involving a single machine.

Hamilton said she notified officials of the problem she encountered at the Frederick County Center, where she voted. “I’m not sure what was done about it. If someone is not paying close attention, they could end up voting for the wrong candidate,” she said.

No, the system just “corrected” your vote for you.

9 replies
  1. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    Ah yes, ‘calibration’. Always in Blue states and always switching a vote for a Republican to a Democrat. Imagine the above-the-fold coverage in your favorite progressive rag IF the reverse occurred (a vote for a Dem being counted for a Repub)? The bed-wetters would be screaming ‘disenfranchisement’ from the mountain tops, and the tv ads would be sure to show chains tied to a pickup truck in black & white.

    They don’t seem quite as concerned as the Soros-built machines haven’t had those ‘problems’ though….

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    How much calibration do you need for a simple R vs. D selection? It isn’t like fine tuning is involved. I will say it: is is simply a lie.

    It always amazes me that these cheating Dems (I know, that is redundant) aren’t smart enough to make their crimes at least *look* legit by making a few irrelevant issues of Dem votes being switched to Repub votes. But they never do.

    Democrats always, I repeat, always announce what they will do ahead of time by accusing Republicans of their planned crimes.

  3. Murphy
    Murphy says:

    At least they can tell if their vote was registered correctly. Here in corupticut as far as we know those “scanners” are just shredders since we receive no confirmation of how our votes were registered.

  4. bien-pensant
    bien-pensant says:

    Ha! I’ll bet the machines come with instructions on how to calibrate them to register more Democrat votes than Republican votes.
    In CT there is no way to verify your or my vote.

    • Steve McGough
      Steve McGough says:

      In Connecticut – at least where I am – you fill out a sheet and it goes into a scanner that tabulates. The sheet is not destroyed and kept as a back-up. I think that is reasonable, but still open to issues with the scanner.

  5. Murphy
    Murphy says:

    Perhaps, is the physical vote sheet reviewed even in a recount? And that only happens if the race is close. As long as enough were misread there would be no need to recount.

      • Lynn
        Lynn says:

        I think i can answer part of that, although I was totally devastated by his decision. The votes counted were the votes, question is how many of those Bridgeport votes were legitimate? The absentee ballots from an open field. Ok that’s an easy one to spot, the frauds got too greedy. However, how many other absentee ballots were fraudulent? Foley is a business man who realized that even with a recount, they would have recounted at least 13,000 fraudulent votes. I read every Bridgeport article there was about this vote. Brian Lockhart deserves huge congratulations, unfortunately they have now put him on a local desk instead of statewide beat. The Bridgeport Republican Registrar of voters, went home to sleep instead of counting the ballots. Is it a stretch to say, the Dems copied made out ballots and left the bag of ballots in the closet, to be “found” later. Shame on the Republicans in Bridgeport for electing this pathetic creature to protect their voter’s rights.

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I picked a scab and I can’t stop. A belated thank you to the tireless Tea Party members who tried to find and stop fraudulent voting practices. I worked with an equally tireless group of Republican workers. At following election a friend & I made calls for Linda McMahon in New London, we would call and ask to speak to the name listed at that phone number. In many cases, the widow would reply that her husband died THREE years ago, or more. So why was his name still on voters list you ask? Because we don’t challenge anything! We both demanded that the campaign keep track of the names we found, to check to see if the dead people voted. Well, it turns out, the Republicans threw all that info away. Bright spot is at this election, I used the Rep. Call system and there is now a button that you can push to denote deceased. It’s a start.

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