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Ohio Early Voting: A Machine Allegedly Showed Obama Vote When Romney Box Pressed

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Ohio early voting concerns were raised when a citizen pressed the Mitt Romney button on the touch-screen and a ballot was allegedly cast for Barack Obama instead. Similar concerns were also voiced by some voters in North Carolina and Kansas, according to The Examiner.

Joan Stevens noted her frustration at attempting to cast her vote for the chosen candidate during an interview with the Marion Star. The incident was initially believed to be voter error prompted by not hitting the button directly. Stevens maintains that she knows how to do the touch-screen voting and wanted officials to check the machine.

She reportedly informed Marion County Board of Elections member Jackie Smith about the problem she was having with the machine. She reportedly had to try pressing the screen three times before her vote was properly cast. Stevens maintains the Smith told her they had been experiencing issues with the voting machine all day. Smith declined to comment when asked about the matter by the local newspaper.

Stevens had this to say about her voting mishap:

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

State elections officials reportedly had the problematic machine inspected. Similar review measures were reportedly taken in North Carolina to ensure that the desired choices were logged properly.

Marion County Board of Elections Director Sophia Rogers had this to say on the Ohio early voting incident:

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

Rogers also noted that the voting machine used by Stevens worked without issue when she tested it and that no one else had reported any malfunctions. The director also added that, for residents concerned about using the electronic touch-screen machines, paper ballots are still available for use.

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6 Responses to “Ohio Early Voting: A Machine Allegedly Showed Obama Vote When Romney Box Pressed”

  1. Arlene L. Hicks

    Perhaps Stevens was the only one who had tried to vote for Mitt on that machine. The Board of Elections Director said that machine worked fine when she tested it and that Stevens was the only one to have reported any malfunction. There are many who are desperately LOOKING FOR some underhanded operations which might cause President Obama to win re-election…Do you think this report might have been one of those so anxious to find something wrong that they just might have reported a malfunction which wasn't there?

  2. Sandra J Price

    The first thing I thought of on reading Steven's complaint, she's trying to throw a wrench in the game. Maybe it happened as she said, but I find it hard to believe when I've read of all the tricks the republicans are playing– from so called voter fraud to voter suppression. This is just another one of their tactics to win the White House.

  3. George Lombard

    Yeah. It's just a wrench. Let's forget it. Oh, lets also forget why Obama chose to ket the radical Muslims fire away and kill our fellow Americans in Benghazi while denying assistance for the Americans. Wasn't it Obama who wrote, in jis second book, "I will always side with Islam."? That's pretty much what he did while watching live feed and saying "no" to requests for help.

  4. Kevin Moser

    To all the bleeding heart liberals that complainedof voter fraud and that the "Romney" machines in Ohio were going to vote for Romney instead of Obama, guess what, WRONG ANSWER! Already finding machines in several states with same results.