Election Day is in full swing, and already irregularities are surfacing on YouTube. One voter in Pennsylvania videotaped his experience inside a polling booth. He had difficulty voting for President Barack Obama at his polling station this morning. When he pressed the button, it went straight to Mitt Romney. After pressing the button for Obama it again, it did the same thing.
He explains what happened afterward in a Reddit thread under the name centralpavote: “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.”
Is it a technical mistake or is it vote rigging? While we may not be experts on electoral law, something’s fishy when Obama equals Romney and the other choices are what they’re supposed to be.