- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 30, 2012) — WorldNetDaily first reported that Maryland Delegate Kathryn Afzali has asked that an investigation be launched into reports of at least one voting machine in her state which changed votes from one candidate to another as witnessed by the voter during the November 6 election.
Afzali is on the Ways & Means Committee and the Elections Law Subcommittee, which has responsibility for elections issues. She is also a member of the Women Legislators of Maryland. She serves Fredrick County, which was assessed by the 2010 census as having a population of 233,385 people.
In an interview on Friday, The Post & Email asked Delegate Afzali about the progress of the investigation. “There has been fraud expressed to me, and as a member of the Elections Law Subcommittee, I feel that it’s my duty to investigate these issues,” she said.
Afzali stated that she has confidence in Maryland’s elections boards and that she will provide us with any updates on the probe as it goes forward.
The Post & Email contacted the Guilford County, NC Board of Elections after a machine was witnessed to have flipped a vote from Romney to Obama but received no response.
One source reports that seven swing states experienced increased voter registration between 2008 and 2012, while three others showed lower voter turnout this year than in 2008. Generally, each presidential election shows an increase in the number of voters.
In February, the Pew Charitable Trusts reported that as many as 24,000,000 registered voters in the United States are invalid.
A 2010 report of vote-flipping in North Carolina indicated that votes were changed by the machine from one candidate to another. The state Republican Party brought a lawsuit which was resolved in its favor by a federal judge ordering that “Voter Alerts” signs be placed at each polling place directing voters of action to be taken in the event of difficulties or inaccuracies in the voting process.
Reports of vote-flipping surfaced even earlier, in 2008, specifically from the states of West Virginia and Tennessee involving the iVotronic voting machine. Kansas reported the same problem in the 2008 election.
Other voting irregularities have been noted here.
Sabotage of touch-screen voting machines is reportedly “very easy.”