Just two years after an election where allegations of fraud still color our national politics, reports of failures of election machines are coming in from across the country.
Same here in Mercer County, NJhttps://t.co/tEZgcjzSSo
— JohnnieBo77 (@JohnnieBo77) November 8, 2022
Lines out the door here. People are coming from other polling locations that are shut down. Only half the machines were working here for the first hour. Major fail by the democrat appointed elections administrator Clifford Tatum. @harrisvotes pic.twitter.com/9v4sQed5dp
— Chris Daniel (@texasdaniel) November 8, 2022
These are the major breakdowns, but there are numerous failures in several states as this is written.
In the major first election after one marred by fraud and allegations of fraud, one would have thought that major election sites would have put in some effort over the last two years to ensure that they don’t look like they are abetting fraud. Particularly places like Harris County, TX (Houston) and Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix), which have something of a deserved reputation for shenanigans. To be sure, we are much more aware of this nonsense today than just two years ago, but it still doesn’t fill one with confidence when locations that figured prominently in the 2020 fiasco suddenly find reappear again for the same reason.
To be clear, my purpose is not to allege that misconduct or fraud is about to occur but just to point out that some of the usual suspects are already laying the groundwork for those allegations.
It remains a mystery why we can’t carry out elections with minimal incompetence and with a transparency that gives voters confidence that their vote was counted in an accurate and timely manner and produced an honest result.