Ballots switch to Hillary before voters' eyes
Reports of voting irregularities in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina cast an early pall over Election Day while Republican hopeful Donald Trump already filed a lawsuit over a voting dispute in Nevada.
In Philadelphia, Democrat Party bosses were reportedly booting GOP election monitors from minority-laden precincts.
Joseph Defelice, Pennsylvania GOP chairman, says Democrats on the polling boards across Philadelphia are banning Republican poll watchers and minority inspectors from entering the poll sites.
Chairman Defelice told The Daily Caller, “They’re just not letting them inside. They’re either poll watchers or minority inspectors. Minority inspectors are court appointed whereas poll watchers are mandated through the city to be inside that polling place.”
“They’re saying, ‘We don’t want you here. We don’t have Republicans in here. We’re full already. I don’t know what that piece of paper is.’ This happened in 2012. We made a big issue out of this.”
Meanwhile, CNN reports that Trump lawyers have filed a voting lawsuit in Nevada state court, laying the groundwork for a potential challenge to results in Clark County, which is home to the Democratic stronghold of Las Vegas. This is the same county where irregularities were reported in 2010 that some Republicans say led to the close re-election of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Trump is suing Joe P. Gloria, the Clark County registrar of voters, over a decision they allege he made to keep polling locations open “two hours beyond the designated closing time.” The lawsuit targets polling places in the greater Las Vegas area that have larger minority voting precincts.
Machines changing votes from Trump to Clinton in Pittsburgh
Election judges in Clinton Township, in Butler County, Pennsylvania, confirmed there were issues with two of their eight automated voting machines. Most of the issues came when people tried to vote straight-party ticket, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
However, other said they specifically wanted to vote for Republican Donald Trump only to see their vote switched before their eyes to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“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 told CBS Pittsburgh.
“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.
Officials have recalibrated the machines and are confident that the problem has been resolved.
Machines in Lebanon County, Pa., flip votes to Clinton
A problem with the calibration of electronic voting machines in Lebanon County has caused 5-6 machines to represent straight Republican tickets as straight Democratic tickets, said Michael Anderson, director of the Lebanon County Bureau of Elections, the Lebanon Daily News reported.
In these cases, the voter attempted to vote for the full Republican ticket, but noticed in the review screen that the vote was going to a straight Democratic ticket instead, Anderson said. They alerted their poll workers, who alerted the Bureau of Elections.
Machines malfunction in battleground states of N.C., Ohio
Voting machines are malfunctioning in some parts of Ohio, New York, Texas and other states, according to local media reports, the Hill reported.
About six hours after polls opened on Tuesday, voters have reported malfunctioning machines in multiple locations.
Most reports have come from New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Ohio, according to Electionland, a nonprofit project in partnership with ProPublica.
Electionland reported that every location citing problems Tuesday was still able to collect votes but had to switch to paper ballots.
Machines had also shut down in at least two Connecticut towns, according to NBC Connecticut. Chris Calvert, who tried to vote in Philadelphia, also tweeted that both voting machines were broken at his location, according to USA Today.
“No one can vote in our district today. Hundreds of angry voters,” he wrote on Twitter.
Trump volunteers harassed by Clinton supporters in Nev.
Volunteers canvassing and dropping off literature at houses Monday for Nevada Republican Senate candidate Rep. Joe Heck were followed by supporters of Hillary Clinton, who then subsequently pulled down the literature, a source within the Nevada Republican Party told The Daily Caller.
“In Reno, Nevada, two volunteers for the Heck campaign were out canvassing and dropping off Joe Heck for Senate literature when they noticed they were being followed by Hillary Clinton campaign workers. The staffers following them were wearing HRC buttons and HRC stickers. Beyond following them, the HRC workers began going up to houses and illegally removing Heck literature from the doors,” the Nevada GOP source said. “When the Heck volunteers noticed this going on, they stopped to take pictures of the illegal action.”
Georgia voter for Trump gets rejected
A Georgia voter for Donald Trump was nearly prevented from casting his ballot because of an alleged computer glitch.
Todd Saine told TMZ he was checking in to his polling place at Columbus Technical College Tuesday morning when the polling staff told him he already voted, and couldn’t cast another vote.
Saine said he was forced to wait in line with many others who had the same problem. Eventually, a supervisor for the Columbus County election board came to the polling place to sort out the mess.
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