Another computer “glitch” has been discovered that reversed the results of an election, this time in Connecticut. Republican state Rep. Craig Fishbein was actually the winner, not his Democrat challenger Jim Jinks.

This is just a local race with a small amount of votes, and it was corrected, but it carries great significance. It shows that unreliable voting software is not isolated to just one state, and we don’t know if there are others that just haven’t been caught. It shows that it can result in races being awarded to the person who didn’t really get the most votes. And the factor that hardly anyone is talking about other than statisticians: what are the odds that a “random computer glitch” would always result in votes being taken away from the Republican and given to the Democrat?

If I ever hear of one of these corrections that results in a Republican mistakenly being named the winner, I’ll be sure to make it the lead-off story since it will be a perfect example of the “Man bites dog” theory of what makes something newsworthy.

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  • Paul Calahan

    11/17/2020 06:39 PM

    You’re making a liar out of me - I’m not cynical. I don’t believe in computer “glitches” when it comes to voting. It’s a simple task to tally the votes. I’ve heard it said that George Soros owns or has a significant interest in companies that provide the voting machines. Need not say more.

  • Dean Barto

    11/16/2020 09:39 PM

    I spent 44 years in IT, 4 of which was servicing large mainframe computers, and 40 years in programming. I programmed down in the very guts of operating systems, applications, and web applications. There is no such thing as a computer glitch. The computer does exactly what the software instructs it to do.

  • kenneth swallow

    11/16/2020 02:23 PM

    Dominion software is also in Florida. Let's do a recount there.