I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of Democrats pretending that elections that they rig were the most honest and clean elections in the history of the world.
This is doubly true in Northampton County, Pennsylvania even though they acknowledge that the voting machines in their county totally screwed the pooch in 2019 and 2023.
They now claim that everything will work perfectly in 2024. If you buy that, I have a bridge that was only used by an old lady on Sundays when she went to church.
County Executive Lamont McClure stated:
“We’re at the peak of mistrust of one another, but until that subsides, counties like ours need to be nearly perfect, and I think this system allows us to do that.”
The machines reportedly glitched with fraudulent votes in a 2019 race for judge in the county. The machines malfunctioned again in 2023. I admit that when it comes to voting I am indeed a skeptic and the truth is the Democrats will continue doing this forever since it is now a proven fact that even when they get caught cheating, they suffer no consequences. Until people start to spend some quality time behind bars, this will never end.
For his part, Al Schmidt, Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, says that the machines that malfunctioned is not the problem. He claims the fault lies with people who doubt the machines. I’d try to correct him, but as Ron White said, “You can’t fix stupid.” The same goes for corruption. The machines malfunctioned because people doubt the accuracy of the malfunctioning machines?
“The broader concern is that an incident like this would be misused to undermine confidence in our electoral process,” Schmidt told Politico.
Politico went on to note that the 2019 election was the first year Northampton County rolled out the touchscreen machines made by Election Systems & Software. The rollout, though, was troubled when votes for a Democratic candidate for judge were seriously undercounted.
There were also problems in a local election for judges in Nov. 7 of this year when voters reported that the paper printout of their votes did not match what they chose on the touchscreen machine. Apparently, the machines switched some votes to a different candidate on the paper printout of the ballot.
Despite these problems, McClure claimed that there are more than enough safeguards built into the machines.
“One of the things I’ve learned through ‘19 and ‘23 is that the machines that we have have a great deal of redundancy built in,” he stated.
Despite McClure’s assurances, though, voters, poll workers, and election security watchers said that the problems seen now in two recent elections had caused a lot of confusion on Nov. 7 and the issue has undermined trust residents of Northampton County have in the Election Systems & Software systems.
“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,” said the chair of the Northampton County Democratic Party, Matthew Munsey.
“I don’t know how we can restore trust with these machines,” he added.