It’s Starting: RNC Alleging Voting Shenanigans In Swing States
The Republican National Committee is already is already alleging “a significant number of cases” where votes intended for Mitt Romney are going to President Obama in swing states. Letters went out to officials in three states.
The RNC did not provide documented proof of its allegation.
The letter was sent to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office as well as election officials in swing states Ohio, North Carolina, Colorado. The RNC said the alleged voting machine problems were the result of “miscalibration and hyper-sensitivity of the machines” and asked officials to recalibrate voting machines on Election Day and instruct poll workers to remind voters to double-check their votes.
A spokeswoman for the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office said a statement on the RNC claim will be issued later today.
Eric Herzik, the chairman of the political science department at the University of Nevada, Reno, said the RNC needs to “put up or shut up.”
“This is not normal, this is reprehensible,” Herzik said. “If you do not have direct proof you are making a claim that undermines the American electoral process.”