Politics

Trump Voters Claim Machine Changed Their Vote To Clinton

| by Michael Howard

People living in Texas have claimed that their vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was switched by the ballot machine to a vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Early voting began Oct. 24 in several districts in Texas, according to Alex Jones. Since then, a number of people have taken to Facebook to complain that their votes were changed.

"Gary and I went to early vote today," wrote one user in Amarillo, according to Alex Jones . "I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican straight ticket was highlighted, however, the Clinton/Kaine box was also highlighted."

She added that eventually, a staff member was able to correct the mistake.

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Other voters reported experiencing the same thing.

"I had a family member that voted this morning and she voted straight Republican," one woman from Arlington wrote on Facebook. "She checked before she submitted and the vote had changed to Clinton! She reported it and made sure her vote was changed back. They commented that it had been happening."

That Facebook post was shared over 12,000 times.

The accusations come amid growing concerns among Trump supporters that the election in November is going to be "rigged" to favor Clinton.

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Trump has stoked these fears with several public statements about rigged polls.

"WikiLeaks also shows how John Podesta rigged the polls by oversampling Democrats, a voter suppression technique," he said at a rally on Oct. 24, according to PolitiFact. "And that’s happening to me all the time. When the polls are even, when they leave them alone and do them properly, I’m leading. But you see these polls, where they’re polling Democrats – 'how’s Trump doing,' 'oh he’s down' -- they’re polling Democrats!"

PolitiFact concluded the following regarding the accusation:

"A leaked email shows the Clinton campaign of 2008 consulted [a] data firm that [suggests] oversampling in what is likely internal polling. The term refers to a common technique used by pollsters to analyze demographics groups more precisely than possible in a random sample."

During the third and final presidential debate, Trump famously said he would not necessarily accept the election results if he loses.

"I will look at it at the time," he said, according to CNN. "I will keep you in suspense."

Sources: Alex Jones, PolitiFact, CNN / Photo credit: Justin Grimes/Flickr

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