These local election stories are important on a national scale.
I have said it before, but how someone does one thing is how they do everything, and elections are no exception to this old adage.
Sources claim that machines are refusing to accept Republican ballots.
The sad thing is that these types of allegations are all too familiar, and it really does shed light on what is going on nationally.
There is evidence of election fraud both big and small all around us…..
Here is what we could dig up:
CBS 2 Pittsburgh reported:
The Fayette County Bureau of Elections has confirmed that precincts across the county are having issues with machines not scanning bar codes on all ballots, for both Republicans and Democrats.
Hutchison Elementary School, the polling location for South Union Township’s 3rd voting district, was among those having issues on Tuesday morning.
Chris Varney, Judge of Elections says they were initially under the impression that it was a problem with all ballots, but then determined it was only a problem with Republican ballots.
Varney says he was unaware of which specific precincts were dealing with the same issue, but that this same issue was happening in numerous locations across Fayette County.
The Post Gazette, a local paper from the area noted similar problems as early as 2018:
Tanner Ivol, 34, of South Fayette, said he voted a straight Republican ticket at the Hunting Ridge Meeting House near Bridgeville and the voting machine instead showed that he had voted straight Democrat instead. He recast his vote, picking every individual Republican candidate separately instead and was assured by poll workers that he’d voted for all Republican candidates for office. Still, he said he was unsure.
“You hit one party and the whole other party came up,” he said. “You can’t switch the party affiliation at the top for some reasons. After you hit that vote button, you don’t know what happens.”
Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs said elections officials would be sent to the polling place to investigate the report, but the problem has not been confirmed.
The county said it has received other reports of “vote switching,” the term for when a voter selects one candidate and another is chosen instead.
Officials said vote switching has been reported in West Deer (7th District), Plum (20th District) and Moon (6th District). In each case, “we have sent a technician out to try to replicate the issue and, if appropriate, will recalibrate the machine(s). We have no confirmation of those issues at this time.”