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Chicagoland “Calibration Error” Switches Votes From GOP To Democrat




By FITSNEWS  ||  If you’ve never watched CBS’ The Good Wife, you’re missing out.  It’s one of the only shows worth watching on network television.  Set in Cook County, Illinois – a.k.a. “Chicagoland” – the show frequently portrays the rampant political corruption in the Land of Lincoln (which has seen two of its last three governors indicted on federal corruption charges).

And which, of course, is the adopted home of Barack Obama.

In fact several episodes revolve around the lack of ballot integrity in Cook County … which makes this story an example of life imitating art.

According to Illinois State House candidate Jim Moynihan – who went to his polling station at Schaumburg Public Library on Monday to cast an early ballot – voting machines in Cook County are turning GOP votes into Democratic ones.

Literally …

“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

According to Paul Miller of, local officials claimed the machine in question experienced a “calibration error.”

“This was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine,” a local election official told Miller. “When Mr. Moynihan used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper calibration.”

Mmmm-hmmm …

We don’t cover Illinois politics so we have no way of knowing whether Moynihan is a pro-free market, pro-liberty candidate or a typical establishment “Republican” (a.k.a. no different than a Democrat).  But that doesn’t matter in this case … voters who cast their ballots for Moynihan (and other candidates) should have those ballots counted.

And not for somebody else …

Oh, and before you think stories like this are exclusive to “Chicagoland,” let’s not forget the election fraud that took place in Richland County, S.C. in 2012 … which remains un-investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.