WASHINGTON DC (CBS/AP) – Voters across the country are reporting scattered incidents of seeing electronic voting machines switch votes for Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.
A caller told KMOX-AM on Tuesday about his experience voting in Maryland Heights, a suburb of St. Louis.
“There’s no straight Republican or Democrat ticket anymore on the electronic (ballot),” the caller said. “I voted for Trump, I voted for the Republican governor, and then I pressed the button for the next Republican senator and the machine changed my vote from Trump to Clinton.
“I did it four or five times, they called a supervisor over,” he said. “They were reluctant to push the button, I said ‘Ma’am, you’re more than welcome to, I’m not ashamed of who I’m voting for, you can push the buttons.’ Finally they just shut the machine down.
“All the people behind me lost confidence,” he said. “I said, ‘It’s rigged.'”
KMOX-AM reporter Brian Kelly posted on Twitter the radio station newsroom had received four reports of voting machines switching votes.
KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reported a similar incident of a voting machine switching Republican votes to the Democrat presidential candidate.
“Every time I would push a candidate for the Republican party, it would come up for the Democratic candidate,” said voter David Drane.
“I pressed Trump again, three times I did this, so then I called one of the women working the polls over, and she said ‘Oh you must be doing it wrong,” said voter Bobbi Lee Hawranko. “She did it three times and it defaulted to Hillary every time.”
Election judges in Butler County, Pennsylvania, confirmed there were issues with two of their eight automated voting machines. Most of the issues came when people tried to vote straight party ticket.
Earlier in the day after voting in New York City, Donald Trump said he was “always concerned” about voter fraud. Trump has repeated warned about a “rigged election” regarding the race for the White House this year.
“Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day,” Trump posted to Twitter on Oct. 17. “Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!”
The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Nevada over reports that four early voting locations allowed people to join lines to vote after polls were scheduled to close.
Asked on Fox News if he would accept the presidential election results, Trump said he would “see how things play out… I want to see everything honest.”
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