(PresidentialWire.com)- After purchasing a Dominion Voting machine from the 2020 presidential election for $8 and selling it for $1200, an Ohio Uber driver made a tidy profit.
Speaking to both machine buyers, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan reported on Friday’s peculiar tale for New Day.
Ean Hutchinson, an Uber driver, was the sole bidder in an online Goodwill auction and won the voting machine. Uncertainty surrounds whether the Goodwill in Michigan was aware that it was a Dominion Voting system, but Hutchinson recognized it at first glance. $7.99 was his winning bid.
When he resold the machine, he said the buyer would be able to “possess a piece of history.” Hutchinson listed the device on eBay for $1200.
According to Hutchinson, “as far as I was aware, that was a totally legal sale on my end.”
The voting system is now boxed up and “kept as evidence” for law enforcement, according to Harri Hursti, who CNN describes as an expert in voting machines.
After hearing what Hutchinson paid, Hursti laughed and remarked, “This has really astonished me. Eight dollars? He earned a good profit.”
The sale of a voting machine at a Goodwill auction could fuel rumors that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, an allegation made by former President Donald Trump and others. However, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said there’s nothing to worry about.
To refute Trump’s claims that the election was rigged, she asserted that there is a “nationally coordinated effort” to interfere with elections, including people attempting to access voting machines. Trump has repeatedly claimed widespread fraud, but there has been no official confirmation of this.
Hursti did express some worry, though, that until he contacted the authorities, nobody had even noticed that the machine was stolen.
“It is shocking only when we asked, ‘does it belong somewhere?’ Only after that did they realize it had been stolen.”