Machine Turns Obama vote into Romney Vote

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  1. Zaac

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    Machine turns vote for Obama into one for Romney
    Zachary Roth
    12:52 pm on 11/06/2012

    A man casts his ballot using an electronic voting machine November 6, 2012 at an elementary school in Bowling Green, Ohio.

    A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.
    The video was first posted on Youtube by user “centralpavoter.” It shows a voter’s finger repeatedly pressing the button for Obama, but a check mark coming up next to Romney’s name:

    NBC News confirmed that the machine has been taken off line.
     
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    Wow, how lucky that this guy happened to have a video camera with him when he went to vote !!

    What are the odds of that? :rolleyes:
     
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    full story says he used his android phone and that's why it's so shaky.
     
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    So Romney's false god is anwering prayer?
     
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    the guys user name was "centralpavoter" and he was supposedly voting in Ohio?
     
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    I think the Ohio reference is a picture caption.
     
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    The article says he was voting in Bowling Green, Ohio. While he youtube user was a voter from PA.

    It is, of course, possible that he moved from PA to OH and did not change his username for youtube. However, because he didn't the video is automatically viewed as questionable. Someone should have caught that and worked the explanation into the story.



    That said, it seems like there several stories about electronic machines changing votes floating around....judging from the results of a quick Google search.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Good one, Arbo!!
     
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    And a software developer?
     
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    Bingo, very good, thank you. It is about time.
     
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    Was this the first voter into the machine? If not, how come no other voters reported this?
     
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    Seems like this is only an issue if it happens the other way.
     
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    If the video is legit, then the votes for that state should be questioned. But it is strange that no one else complained of this change taking place. One would think that there would be complaint after complaint.
     
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    Maybe no one else noticed it. Or maybe the folks who used it voted for Romney so there was nothing to question.

    Who knows. With all the machines out there, i'm sure there are some that may need to be recalibrated. But the person casting the vote needs to make sure his vote is recorded as punched in the review stage.
     
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    Reports Of Voting Machine Problems, Vote Flipping Begin to Pour In

    Nov 6, 2012

    Multiple reports of electronic voting machine irregularities have begun to pour in from all over the country as Americans take to the polls today.

    Voters in Hamilton County Indianapolis were forced to wait for 30 minutes to begin voting because the machines were not working when the polling station opened.

    The AP reports that “cards used to clear tallies from machines before voting begins were improperly programmed,” meaning that around 500 machines had to be “reset”.

    The Toledo Blade reports that some 100 voters were unable to cast ballots this morning in Bedford, Ohio, because a voting machine was not working. Officials said that a memory card had to be replaced. Long lines led to people walking away.

    In Dubuque, Iowa, more voters were delayed when machines failed to operate for around 45 minutes after the polling station opened.

    Reports from across North Carolina, one of the key swing states, are pouring in suggesting that voting machines are flipping votes from one candidate to the other.

    In Greensboro, “a voter complained that they tried to vote for Mitt Romney three times but that the ballot cast was instead for Barack Obama. Other voters in Guilford County and in some other parts of the state said they experienced similar issues.”

    CONTINUE . . .
     

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