Actually, it was second hand from a trusted source.
Since then I have interviewed Huntley’s Eileen Giltner, who was my source’s source.
Here is what she had to say about her troubles voting early:
Yesterday around 9:30 we went to do early voting.
We went over to the park district in Huntley and voted.
The problem was when I got through everything all the people I was voting for.
It worked fine until I got to the Presidential ballot.
All I know is that the Presidential ballot is the only ballot I had a problem with.
Everything else worked [but] every tie I press for my candidate, for Donald Trump, and, boom, it went right above tht and put the “X” in the box for Hillary Clinton.
This happened three times.
I’ve never had this happen before in any election I’ve voted in.
I asked my husband if he had the same problem and he did.
He voted in a separate booth.
[After discussing it in the car] I said, “Take me back.”
I wanted to talk to the election judge.
I went in and told the gentleman what had happened and he was shocked.
He acted as if he had not heard that before.
I went home and called David [David E. Smith, Executive Director, of Illinois Family Action] and told him what had happened.
I called the Governor’s Office and they put me through to the State Board of Elections.
I talked to a woman and told her what had happened.
She said, “Well, there are glitches in the system sometimes and that happens with electronic equipment.”
I said, “I think it’s interesting that this only happened with the Presidential ballot.”
“No. This happens a lot with these machines,” [the Board of Elections woman replied].
“I find that disturbing. You really haven’t given any answers here.
“I’ll have to call someone else.”