Election Conspiracy of the Day: Voting Machine Techs and Harry Reid
Hang in there, folks. It's almost over. Less than a week until Election Day. While I'll miss some of the more hilarious campaign ads ("I carry a gun in my boot!"), it will be nice to be able to go back to focusing on the real issues of the day, like whether Miley Cyrus has converted to Hinduism.
Until then, though, I'm compelled to bring you stories like this one. Fox 5 Las Vegas is reporting that several citizens participating in the early voting process in Boulder City, Nev. have shown up to find that incumbent Democratic Senator Harry Reid's name has been conveniently pre-checked for them on the fancy electronic voting machines. Or so says one voter, Joyce Ferrara. But she says the same thing happened to her husband. So, there you go.
The Clark County voter registrar says the issue is that the touch screens are just super sensitive. No big whoop.
That sounds reasonable. God knows I still can't successfully complete a three word text message on my iPhone without a typo. But could there be another explanation? One that would make for better sound bites? Of course there is.
See, the technicians who maintain the voting machines in Clark County are members of the local Service Employees International Union. And the SEIU endorses Harry Reid. Ergo, VOTER FRAUD CONSPIRACY! Here's what Publius (that's original) at Breitbart's Big Government blog has to say about it. And Mark Hemingway in the Washington Examiner. And, finally, the demand for action from Americans for Limited Government:
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Nevada State Attorney General, and the U.S Marshalls [sic] need to act now to ensure that the SEIU does not continue to compromise the integrity of ballots in Nevada, and anywhere else in the country. The democratic process is too precious to be tampered with and abused.”
Raise your hand if you miss hanging chads.
Posted by Eric Lipman on October 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM | Permalink
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