In an election already rife with calls of voter fraud, tampering, and being rigged, a disturbing pattern of incidents is ongoing in the hotly contested swing state of Pennsylvania, with voting machines changing votes for Republican Donald Trump to votes for Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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“Every time I would push a candidate for the Republican Party, it would come up for the Democratic candidate,” voter David Dran told CBS.
“I went back, pressed Trump again. Three times I did this, so then I called one of the women that were working the polls over. And she said you must be doing it wrong. She did it three times and it defaulted to Hillary every time,” Bobbie Lee Hawranko said.
“If somebody has an issue, they should certainly let the judge of elections at the precinct know and also call their county bureau of elections as folks have done here this morning,” Pa. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe said.
“Those machines should be taken out of the mix and they shouldn’t be using those machines. They ought to be replacing those and using new machines to replace the ones that are acting up.”
Despite elections officials personally seeing the problems with the vote-switching machines, officials say the machines are now back in service at polling stations after a quick recalibration.
“I would just like to know that my vote was for Trump, and not for Hillary,” voter Bobbie Lee said.
In Allegheny County, judge of elections Margaret Vernon simply failed to show up and open the polling place, leading deputies to remove her from her home and bring her to open the station. Officials say she will be charged with failure to perform duties.
Similar allegations have emerged in numerous states throughout the nation.