It seems like some sort of voting machine controversy pops up every time there is an election in America now. The election result in 2010 that is drawing the most attention is Harry Reid‘s shocking victory over Sharron Angle in Nevada. Did Harry Reid or operatives working for him steal Nevada from Sharron Angle? That is exactly what many are now alleging. On a day when Tea Party candidates exceeded expectations from coast to coast, Reid’s resounding triumph in Nevada is definitely raising some eyebrows. Unfortunately, it does not appear likely that Sharron Angle will mount a formal challenge Harry Reid’s victory at this point. The American people may never know whether or not Harry Reid’s victory in Nevada was legitimate.
But there are certainly quite a few things that look bad. The following are 10 facts to consider about Harry Reid’s victory over Sharron Angle in Nevada….
#1 Prior to the election, all of the major polls had Sharron Angle well ahead of Harry Reid.
#2 Somehow Harry Reid turned that deficit into a five point victory on election day.
#3 During early voting in Clark County, where three quarters of Nevada residents live, a number of voters were reporting that the electronic voting machines were automatically selecting Harry Reid’s name on the ballot.
#4 Harry Reid’s son Rory is a county commissioner in Clark County.
#5 The technicians in charge of servicing the electronic voting machines in Clark County belong to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
#6 SEIU spent tens of millions of dollars supporting Democrat candidates during the 2010 election.
#7 According to Gateway Pundit, “White House political director Patrick Gaspard is formerly the SEIU’s top lobbyist, and former SEIU president Andy Stern was the most frequent visitor to the White House last year.”
#8 A lawyer for the Angle campaign, Cleta Mitchell, declared in a fundraising letter that Reid intended to “steal this election if he can’t win it outright”.
#9 There are also allegations that Reid operatives offered free food and gift cards to Nevada residents in exchange for votes.
#10 Nearly all Republican and Tea Party candidates did better than expected on election day, but Sharron Angle did far, far worse than expected.
So did some monkey business happen here or did Harry Reid pull off a legitimate comeback?
- Harry Reid Election Results Spur Questions About Sharron Angle’s Political Future (huffingtonpost.com)