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petegz28 10-31-2012 09:10 PM

Voting machine swaps Obama for Romney
 
MARION — Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot for president, she noticed a problem.

Upon selecting “Mitt Romney” on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama’s name lit up.

It took Stevens three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.

“You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you can’t it’s irritating,” Stevens said.

Stevens said she alerted Jackie Smith, a board of elections member who was present. Smith declined to comment, but Stevens says she mentioned that the machine had been having problems all day.

Stevens also reported the issue to Sophia Rogers, the director of the board of elections for Marion County.

Rogers said the machine worked fine when she and others tried voting on it. No one else had reported problems with the voting machines malfunctioning.

Rogers suggested the issue may have been caused by not hitting the button directly or tapping with more than one finger. Stevens was aware the machine had to be operated a certain way.

“I know how to do the voting,” Stevens said.

Despite no problems with that particular machine, Rogers decided to take all precautions. She contacted the vendor and had them inspect the device.

“Because of her issue, we had that machine recalibrated,” Rogers said. “I am certain the equipment works properly.”

Rogers said that those still skeptic about using the electronic stations have the option of filling out a paper ballot, even voting from home and mailing via absentee ballot.

Voting in-person is open daily to all voters at 222 West Center Street through Election Day on November 6. All qualified Ohio voters can also submit an absentee ballot by filling out a form found at the Marion elections website at marionelections.com

http://www.marionstar.com/article/20...nclick_check=1

petegz28 10-31-2012 09:10 PM

This is the 2nd report in as many weeks....

KC native 10-31-2012 09:20 PM

OH NOESSZZZZSZSZSSZZSS another pete thread.

cosmo20002 10-31-2012 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by petegz28 (Post 9070030)
Voting machine swaps Obama for Romney, says one person, with no corroboration, no other complaints, and a statement to the contrary from the director of the board of elections that no one else had reported a problem.

Tweaked it for accuracy.

bsp4444 10-31-2012 09:23 PM

We do what we must.

SNR 11-01-2012 09:33 AM

Must... tell... President.... McCain...

Saulbadguy 11-01-2012 09:39 AM

Old people have problems using the voting machine.

King_Chief_Fan 11-01-2012 09:41 AM

This will be an excellent reason to challenge the election if (heaven forbid) Obama is re-elected. And we thought the hanging chad thing was a cluster:eek:

Comrade Crapski 11-01-2012 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petegz28 (Post 9070034)
This is the 2nd report in as many weeks....

Shit really pisses me off. I want to piss in Obama's face.

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC stretched rectum (Post 9070071)
OH NOESSZZZZSZSZSSZZSS another pete thread.

Shut up, scumbag.

Comrade Crapski 11-01-2012 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Saulbadguy (Post 9070807)
Old people have problems using the voting machine.

It's always in a swing state. Go figure.

Fish 11-01-2012 09:52 AM

I bet her VCR says 12:00 at this very moment...

cosmo20002 11-01-2012 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom.Jay61 (Post 9070829)
Shit really pisses me off. I want to piss in Obama's face.

It pisses you off that stuff like this gets reported without any corroboration or evidence whatsoever other than the person simply saying it? Yeah, bugs me too.

BigCatDaddy 11-01-2012 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 9070841)
I bet her VCR says 12:00 at this very moment...

V what?

cosmo20002 11-01-2012 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ROYC75 (Post 9070965)
You see, the machine was smarter than Joan Stevens. It gave her 3 times to correct her mistake, she still didn't understand why it was trying to help her.

Guess that Obama phone was a high priority for her.

She says she was trying to vote for Romney, so FAIL on your Reagan/George W Bush phone crack.

KILLER_CLOWN 11-01-2012 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 9070841)
I bet her VCR says 12:00 at this very moment...

LMAO


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