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    Voting Junkyard

    DuPage County Election Commission Secretly acquired antiquated, cast-off voting machines of the dissolved Aurora Election Commission (link)

    "Glen Ellyn resident and 13-year election watchdog Jean Kaczmarek discovered that DuPage County secretly acquired an additional 107 antiquated, cast-off voting Diebold machines – this time from the dissolved Aurora Election Commission. Two of these machines are in use now in the Glen Ellyn Early Voting site.

    Last week, Kaczmarek obtained a list of serial numbers of equipment used by the Aurora Election Commission from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBOE). She compared it with a list 1578 sets of serial numbers of DuPage County voting machines, which had also been provided by the ISBOE last month. She found 107 matches – 59 optiscans and 48 TSx touchscreens. Two serial numbers on touchscreens in use now in Glen Ellyn match those from Aurora.

    Kaczmarek was poll watching Saturday after reports of touchscreen machine malfunctions. After reviewing serial numbers of just eight machines in Glen Ellyn..."

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    Problems reported with some voting machines in DuPage County (link) Daily Herald

    "If he could, John Jelen says he would have voted last week for Democrat Lynn LaPlante in the race for DuPage County Board chairman. But every time the Glen Ellyn resident pressed a button on the voting machine touch screen for LaPlante, it showed him voting for incumbent Republican Dan Cronin.

    The glitch happened again when he tried to vote in a judge's race. So Jelen simply decided not to vote in either race, especially since all his other votes seemed to be fine.

    On Tuesday, DuPage County Election Commission officials confirmed that two touch-screen voting machines at early voting sites -- one in Glen Ellyn and another in Downers Grove -- were replaced as a precautionary measure last week after some people reported problems with the devices.

    However, commission officials say..."

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    what a cluster...

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    Hacked even before the real election date. Wow, those (Russians?) were really early and well prepared to ___ with our election again.

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