If this video is legit, then it’s disturbing no matter who you want to win. A Pennsylvania voter has uploaded a clip of himself in the voting machine, trying to click the ‘Obama’ button, but shows the Romney box being checked. Let the legal chaos begin.


The uploader of the video created a youtube account called CENTRALPAVOTE, and explains what happened in his own words: (it is not clear where in Central Pennsylvania this incident allegedly took place.)

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. 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.

The voting machine is manufactured by a company called iVotronic. Where this Pennsylvania voting machine irregularity takes place has yet to be determined.

According to DigitalJournal:  Gawker interviewed o Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Senior Staff Technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology, about the video. Hall said, “It’s a concern but not because of fraud… that’s an obviously miscalibrated iVotronic (ES&S) voting machine… we would recommend that poll workers would recalibrate the machine and everything would be fine. Also, with some models of voting system if you place a thumb on accident while resting on the machine it can “bias” the calibration of the touchscreen up towards the errant thumb. That could be happening to, if it’s only for this one voter.”
This is not the only state with reports of machines that aren’t working properly. Other reports are coming in from Ohio, (perhaps the most crucial battleground state) Wisconsin and Indiana.

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