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Shocker! Somehow a voting machine in Cook County, Illinois knows just what to do

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By Doug Powers  •  October 22, 2014 09:26 PM

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Who’s up for a re-run of “The Daley Show”?

The “honest mistakes” with these things almost always favor Democrats — even more so when we’re talking about voting machines in Cook County, Illinois:

Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.

Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.

“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

Clearly the machine was programmed incorrectly — every vote for a Republican is supposed to record THREE votes for the Democrat. Somebody’s getting fired!

But in a county that banned “honest mistakes” in elections decades ago, this is nevertheless being called an honest mistake:

Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti told Illinois Watchdog the machine was taken out of service and tested.

“This was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine,” Scalzitti said. “When Mr. Moynihan used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper calibration.”

The voting machine in Cook County knew it was supposed to change the Republican vote to Democrat all on its own? It’s like the “Skynet” of Illinois voting shenanigans. If it becomes self-aware before November of 2016, Barack Obama gets a third term.

County election officials plan to contact others who voted in the district on the same machine as soon as somebody finds the Ouija board.

(h/t Illinois Review)

**Written by Doug Powers

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