Shocking video has surfaced in Rock Island County, Illinois, of a voter trying to cast a ballot for a Republican candidate but having the machine instead choose the Democrat candidate due to a “calibration error.” Several voters have already complained publicly about the machines.
The video shows a voter at the public library in Moline, Illinois, attempting to vote for Republican state Senate candidate Neil Anderson, but instead, the machine registers a vote for the incumbent, Democrat state Senator Mike Jacobs. It also shows the voter trying to select Republican congressional candidate Bobby Schilling, but the machine switches the vote to incumbent Cheri Bustos, a Democrat.
KWQC reported that Republican candidate Bobby Schilling says some of the votes that are changing are going from him to his opponent Cheri Bustos.
“Two nights ago, I took a call from a supporter of mine who said that his mother-in-law had gone to the library to vote and that every time that she went to push my name that it automatically bounced up to my opponents name,” Schilling said. “I thought, well, maybe she mixed up, she’s an older gal, but come to find out in the last two days I’ve taken 17 calls of people saying the exact same thing.”
“It’s wide spread throughout Rock Island County. It’s even happening here at the courthouse and the big thing that we are looking for you now is we want to make sure that our votes count. Our votes matter.”
Rock Island County voter, Christina Kirik, substantiated the claims stated in the video, telling KWQC she had a hard time voting for the Republican candidate.
“When I went to cast my vote and touch the screen for my Republican candidate, the Democrat candidate was the one that would pop up with my ‘x,’ even though I pressed the Republican candidate. The Democrat candidate is the one it looked like I was voting for.”
Another voter, Joyce Glassner, tells of a similar situation when she tried to vote.
“Everything was fine until I came to the one candidate that I wanted to vote for and I voted for him and the ‘x’ went in the box and then two seconds later his name and his box went away and it was just blank and it showed up in his opponent’s box.”
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