The Gateway Pundit broke the story of voting machine problems in Northampton County, Pennsylvania earlier today, but it seems that the issues are even more widespread than initially reported. According to Lehigh Valley News, several districts across the county are experiencing issues with their voting machines, with some units failing to record votes properly and others seemingly flipping votes from one candidate to another.
These problems have been reported in a number of locations, including Palmer Township, Bethany Wesleyan Church in Lehigh Township, College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, and at the Allen Township Fire Hall. The machines seem to be affecting only the retention race between Judge Jack Panella, a Democrat, and Judge Victor Stabile, a Republican, for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Concerned voters have reported the machines flipping votes from the Republican to the Democrat in this particular race.
Poll workers in Bethlehem have shared firsthand accounts of these issues, with some voters catching the machines in the act of switching their votes. After informing the poll worker in charge, they acknowledged the problem and expressed concern about its impact on the race.
Britteny Waylen, the Deputy Director of Administration and Public Information Officer in Northampton County, shared texts from Judge Abe Kassis on how to address the issue. Waylen advised poll workers to have voters use emergency and provisional ballots as a temporary solution.
However, the situation seems to be changing rapidly, with officials instructing poll workers to return to using the machines. Voters are being told to trust what appears on the screen, even if it contradicts the printed ballot, which has left many unsure about the accuracy of their votes.
In response to these issues, workers have been told to inform voters before they enter the voting booth about the recording issue and assure them that their selection will be accurately recorded on the paper receipt. Despite these efforts, voters are understandably concerned about the integrity of the election and the security of their votes.
The Gateway Pundit interviewed a voter from Bethlehem who experienced the flipped votes firsthand. The individual, identified only as “Kyle,” reported that he, his father, and his wife have all observed switched votes on their ballots. This firsthand account highlights the severity of the situation and the potential impact it could have on the election outcome.
The malfunctioning voting machines in Northampton County have sparked concerns about the integrity of the election and the reliability of the voting equipment. With voting underway, authorities are under pressure to resolve these issues quickly and ensure that every vote is accurately recorded and counted. As the situation continues to unfold, voters and officials alike are anxiously awaiting a resolution to these troubling problems.