ALERT: Voting Machine Taken Offline After Glitch Video Goes Viral
Voter in a central Pennsylvania polling station voted for Obama, but machine selected Romney
A touch-screen voting machine that seemed to either have a calibration problem or a software glitch has been been taken out of service at a central Pennsylvania polling station, NBC News and CNN have confirmed. A YouTube user with the screen name "centralpavote" uploaded a video showing him selecting Barack Obama, but the machine repeatedly registered his choice as a vote for Mitt Romney. The unnamed voter explained in a description of the video:
"I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode. I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine."
Last week, Republicans brought voting machine glitches to the attention of election official in six states, including the swing states of Ohio, Nevada and Colorado. The RNC claimed the machines were counting votes for Obama that were intended for Romney.
Loop 21 did not immediately receive a response to a request for an interview with the voter who posted the video.
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