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Voting Machine Problems Are Being Reported All Over America

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 16:43
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map-of-the-united-states-public-domainAfter what happened in the last election, people seem to be more alert to signs of potential election fraud this time around. And right now the Internet is buzzing with reports of voting machine problems in some of the most important swing states. In some areas officials were forced to make emergency switches to paper ballots due to voting machine issues, and in other cases voters that intended to vote for Donald Trump were having their votes registered for Hillary Clinton instead. The mainstream media is insisting that these are “isolated instances”, and hopefully that turns out to be true because the integrity of our elections is of the utmost importance.

Voting machines are supposed to make voting easier and more efficient, but instead they are once again causing major headaches all over the country. The following summary of technical issues that we have seen so far comes from the New York Daily News

In Utah, voting machine problems in the southern part of the state forced poll workers to use paper ballots, with some residents sent to alternate voting locations.

Voters in Colorado received provisional ballots after officials reported computer problems state-wide, though at least one county said that the state electoral system was back up Tuesday afternoon.

Machine issues were reported in Wilson County, Tenn. — and at one point all of the county’s machines went down, according to local reports. Voting later resumed manually.

In Texas, a computer used by election clerks malfunctioned at a polling place, so officials briefly diverted voters to another polling place more than two miles away.

In Louisiana, some early voters were forced to wait as correct machines were installed.

In Durham County, N.C., paper poll books were being used Tuesday due to “tech problems at a few sites.”

But much more troubling is what has been happening in Pennsylvania. Numerous voters have been reporting that their votes were switched by the voting machines from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton. The following is an excerpt from one local news report

“Every time I would push a candidate for the Republican party, it would come up for the Democratic candidate,” said voter David Drane.

Election judges in Clinton Township, Butler County confirmed there were issues with two of their eight automated voting machines. Most of the issues came when people tried to vote straight party ticket.

However, others said they specifically wanted to vote for Republican Donald Trump only to see their vote switched before their eyes to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“I went back, pressed Trump again. Three times I did this, so then I called one of the women that were working the polls over. And she said you must be doing it wrong. She did it three times and it defaulted to Hillary every time,” Bobbie Lee Hawranko said.

And USA Today is reporting that vote switching is also being reported in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania…

And in one of the few glitches with political overtones, a problem with the calibration of electronic voting machines in Lebanon County, Pa., caused about a half dozen machines to display what voters thought were straight Republican tickets as straight Democratic tickets. Poll workers alerted the county elections bureau, and voters were able to change their ballots, said Michael Anderson, director of the Lebanon County Bureau of Elections.

If you recall, this exact same kind of thing happened in the all-important swing state of Ohio in 2012.

So if Pennsylvania ends up being the difference in a Hillary Clinton victory, this will need to be looked at very, very closely.

Reports of vote switching in Pennsylvania are already getting so much attention that they are even making television news

In other parts of the state, a different type of problem has emerged. One African-American voter that tried to vote for Trump was extremely frustrated when the voting machine that he was using remained completely stuck on a selection for Hillary Clinton. This particular voter captured this on video and uploaded the video footage to Twitter

Voter turnout is very heavy all over the nation, and it looks like we may shatter voter participation records all over the nation.

So that is a good thing.

And we can get an idea of what voters are thinking by what they are searching for on the Internet

When looking at searches of “Who is ____ voting for,” these names are the most popular:

Taylor Swift

Monica Lewinsky

George Bush

Al Gore

Mitt Romney

If Google search is any indicator of the next president, Clinton is pulling ahead. As of this morning, Clinton has 51% of search interest compared to Trump’s 49%. Trump was pulling ahead in Michigan, Ohio and Nevada while Clinton topped searches in Florida, North Carolina and Texas, Google Trends reports. On the flip side, search interest in “Republican” is 173% higher than search interest in “Democrat.”

If you follow my work regularly, you already know that I am not optimistic about the future of our nation, and I think that this election will give us a clear indication as to how late in the game we truly are.

If Donald Trump wins, perhaps we have a bit more time left than many of us originally believed.

But if Hillary Clinton wins, I believe that there is zero hope for America, and we will fully deserve everything that is about to happen to us.

So we shall see what happens on Tuesday night. The American people have one last chance to make the right choice, and hopefully they will choose wisely.

About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

Michael Snyder is the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, The American Dream Blog and The Truth. You can follow him on Twitter right here.

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