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December 1, 2019

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:16

Vote totals in a Northampton County judge’s race showed one candidate, Abe Kassis, a Democrat, had just 164 votes out of 55,000 ballots across more than 100 precincts. Some machines reported zero votes for him. In a county with the ability to vote for a straight-party ticket, one candidate’s zero votes was a near statistical impossibility. Something had gone quite wrong.

With clearly faulty results in at least the judge’s election, officials began counting the paper backup ballots generated by the same machines. The paper ballots showed Mr. Kassis winning narrowly, 26,142 to 25,137, over his opponent, the Republican Victor Scomillio.

The snafu in Northampton County did not just expose flaws in both the election machine testing and procurement process. It also highlighted the fears, frustrations and mistrust over election security that many voters are feeling ahead of the 2020 presidential contest, given how faith in American elections has never been more fragile. The problematic machines were also used in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs — areas of Pennsylvania that could prove decisive next year in one of the most critical presidential swing states in the country.

Though there has been no conclusive study as to what caused the machines to malfunction, as the machines are locked away for 20 days after an election according to state law, the prevailing theory is that the touch screens were plagued by a bug in the software. A senior intelligence official who focuses on election security said there were no visible signs of outside meddling by any foreign actors.

“I walked into my booth, and I knew that I was going to vote straight Democratic and I’m voting that way until we get some balance back into the government, but when I hit straight Democratic, straight Republican is what registered,” said Angela Anderson, 55, of Forks Township, who said that many of her neighbors shared similar stories. “I kind of panicked for a second. But thankfully it easily reset, and I reset my system, and that time it registered Democratic.”

More at the link above.   Hugs

2 Comments »

  1. “…as to what caused the machines to malfunction.” Malfunction. Lolz. “…no visible signs of outside meddling by any foreign actors.” What, they forgot to leave their calling-card? They wiped all the fingerprints? Cloroxed the contents? What about meddling by local, DOMESTIC “actors?” All this referencing to actors certainly reinforces my contention that this has got to be THE WORST Kabuki ever.
    We have certain good cause to suspect these, and all other voting machines. When children are able to circumvent security systems on them, and re-program them, then it’s quite obvious (to me, anyway) that said machines are a joke – and a lousy one, at that. Why, I’ll bet a buncha Quatloos that you yourself, Scottie, could tinker with them and easily cause an all-Democratic landslide.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Dennis Cole — December 1, 2019 @ 13:23

    • Hello Dennis. You see so clearly the problem and that it is serious. I wonder why our “leaders” do not? Could it be they don’t want to? Good to hear from you. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — December 1, 2019 @ 14:14


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