The American voting system has been under severe scrutiny recently. But now things have reached a boiling point.
And these voter fraud allegations rocked one battleground state.
Voters in Pennsylvania’s Northampton County are doubting the integrity of local elections after a series of glitches with touchscreen voting devices.
The problems began in 2019 when a “programming glitch” caused a significant “undercount” of votes in the local judge’s race.
Then, on November 7, 2023, voters discovered that their printouts to confirm their votes on the devices did not match their choices for two down-ballot judges races.
These glitches have raised serious concerns about the reliability of the voting machines used across the nation.
Voters are rightly worried that their votes may not be counted correctly, and this could have a major impact on the outcome of elections.
Election officials are trying to assure voters that the machines are reliable, but their credibility has been damaged by the repeated glitches.
It is understandable that voters are skeptical about the machines, and election officials need to do more to restore confidence in the electoral process.
“In 2019, when the issues came up with the touchscreens, we were told, ‘Don’t worry about it. The cards are recording the votes,’” Northampton County Republican Committee chair Glenn Geissinger said, referring to the previous glitch incident when voters were told to trust the printouts over the touchscreens.
“OK, you’re telling me now, in 2023, ‘Don’t worry about what’s printed on the card’?”
Social media users are sharing similar sentiments, with one Pennsylvania voter posting to social media, “Every. Single. Northampton County voter should sue the county for this travesty. This is disgusting, and these machines cannot be used for another election.”
According to one county executive, voters are at their “peak of mistrust” with the voting system.
“We’re at the peak of mistrust of one another, but until that subsides, counties like ours need to be nearly perfect,” Lamont McClure stated.
Politico noted that “ES&S and Northampton officials acknowledged that pre-election software testing, which is conducted jointly, should have caught that problem.”
“We deeply regret what has occurred today,” Linda Bennett, senior vice president of account management at ES&S, said at an Election Day press conference.
However, she claimed, “We are sure and positive that the voter selections are actually being captured” because the error supposedly only affected the paper cards.
But now even local Democrat leaders are expressing mistrust in the machines, with Northampton County Democratic Party chair Matthew Munsey telling the publication, “Since 2019, the theory has been well, that was a big mistake, but we caught it and we’ve implemented new processes to make sure nothing like that would ever happen again.” He added, “I don’t know how we can restore trust with these machines.”
Six state voting rights groups made a statement in November calling for Northampton officials “to explain the voting machine programming error” and demanding a “full investigation and a report to provide transparency for the public,” the Pennsylvania Capital-Star reported.
“The county’s conflicting messages to the public on Election Day led to confusion, concern, and doubt in the security and accuracy of votes. These mistakes grow into misinformation,” Philip Hensley-Robin, executive director of Common Cause PA, said to the local publication.
The reality is that all across the nation, the American people are losing trust in the voting system due to error after error, and many people are wondering how many Radical Leftists are tampering in other elections.
The American people deserve the ability to vote knowing that their vote will be recorded correctly and accurately, and we must stand up against the corrupt leadership that is allowing issues like this to continue.
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