I live in the state of Mississippi and from time to time we make the news….usually it is some disaster like a hurricane or tornado but we seldom make the news when it comes to voting because the state is so red it feels like a smothering heat.
But recently we had an election for governor and our new touch screen machines made your choice for the voter….
Facebook user in Mississippi has posted a video showing touch-screen voting machines changing votes during Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff election for the governor’s race. The video shows a voter trying to cast their ballot for Bill Walker Jr., only for the machine to change the vote to Tate Reeves.
Some citizens, however, are having trouble making their vote. Voting machines in at least three precincts have rejected votes for Waller, selecting Reeves instead. The error does not appear to have affected all of the machines.
According to the Clarion Ledger, a machine at the Burgess precinct in Oxford — the machine in the above video — refused to register a vote for Waller. Before the error was detected, 19 votes had been cast on that particular machine.
Not to worry it was only a “glitch”….but how many “glitches” does it take to swing an election?
The more I see stories like this the more I feel that the US voting is becoming more and more like some third world dictatorship…
“Lego Ergo Scribo”