Has anyone heard of any instances of voting machines erring on the side of Mitt Romney? I haven’t. Everything I’ve heard is about voting machines changing votes for Romney into votes for Obama. It’s still going on.
According to the Marion Star, early voter Joan Stevens tried to cast her ballot for Mitt Romney, but the machine kept defaulting to Barack Obama.
“Upon selecting ‘Mitt Romney’ on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama’s name lit up,” the Star reported, adding that it took Stevens three attempts before the correct vote would register.
“You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you can’t it’s irritating,” she said.
The Blaze reported Wednesday that a voter in Topeka, Kansas, also had problems casting her ballot for Mitt Romney.
A woman identified only as Nancy reportedly told The Blaze that “while her husband was casting a vote for Romney, the touchscreen highlighted Obama.”
“He played around with the field a little and realized that in order to vote for Romney, his finger had to be exactly on the mark,” she said in an email.
“She said ‘the invisible Obama field came down about 1/4 [of an inch]’ into what should technically have been the Romney area. In a phone interview with TheBlaze, she explained further that her husband said he felt the area on the touchscreen that could be pushed to vote for Obama was larger than that for Romney,” Liz Klimas wrote. (Read More)
If you vote on these touch screens please be careful and double check your entries before you submit your vote. Here in my precinct we vote on paper ballots which are fed into a machine. All the machine shows is the number of ballots that have been entered. But there is at least a paper trail. As far as I know, the only paper trail left by the touch screen machines comes after your vote has already been recorded. It kind of makes you miss the old hanging chads, doesn’t it?