Video: Voting Machine Flips Vote
Attempt to vote for Obama selects Romney instead
Paul Joseph Watson
November 6, 2012
A video currently going viral on You Tube appears to show an electronic voting machine erroneously selecting Mitt Romney when an individual attempts to vote for Barack Obama.
The clip, uploaded today, shows the voter repeatedly attempting to select Obama’s name on the touch screen but the machine keeps defaulting to tick the box next to Romney.
“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,” writes the You Tube user who uploaded the video.
“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. Next I deselected her and started at the top of Romney’s name and started tapping very closely together to find the ‘active areas’. From the top of Romney’s button down to the bottom of the black checkbox beside Obama’s name was all active for Romney. From the bottom of that same checkbox to the bottom of the Obama button (basically a small white sliver) is what let me choose Obama. Stein’s button was fine. All other buttons worked fine.”