Last week, a “calibration error” in ballot machines in Cook County, Illinois changed votes for Republicans to votes for Democrats. Watchdog.org reported Monday that the same exact “calibration error” is occurring in Maryland ballot machines, as well:
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.
“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.
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.
Funny how this “calibration error” is only switching Republican votes to Democrat votes and not the other way around. Be sure to double-check your ballots this Election Day, folks.