Maryland latest to have mysterious GOP-to-Democrat vote-switching glitch

Maryland latest to have mysterious GOP-to-Democrat vote-switching glitch

[Ed. – Can’t vote that.]

“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” reported Donna Hamilton.

“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said Thursday.

Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too.

“This is happening here as well. It occurred on two candidates on my machine. I am glad I checked. Many voters have reported this here as well,” Hofmann wrote in an email Sunday evening.

Two other Maryland voters reported the same in Anne Arundel County on Friday.

A similar vote-switch turned up in Chicago earlier in the week. …

Joe Torre, election director in Anne Arundel, called it a “calibration issue” involving a single machine.

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