Cook County Voting Machine Changes Vote From Republican To Democrat

Candidate Votes For Himself, Machine Casts Vote For Opponent Instead

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.

“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “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.”

While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race. It is unknown if the machine in question (#008958) has been removed from service or is still in operation.

What Was The SCCA SpecMiata Protest All About: Plunge Cut Details

A lot of car enthusiasts and racers have been asking me about the SCCA Runoffs protest that disqualified the first 6 finishers at Laguna Seca. In honestly most of the cars in the field had “Pro” engines that would have had the plunge cuts up to 9mm AND deburring. It’s standard practice to compensate for production tolerances from Mazda. The builders almost universally debur the plunge cut, and that’s the issue as the rules are currently written. This article from NASA SpeedNews December 2013, published before the protest, offers great images of the combustion chamber and specifics on plunge cuts. Enjoy…

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