Weird. Why is it these to-be-expected technical problems with voting machines never switch out an Obama vote for a Romney vote? We know these things matter. With 2000 decided in Florida by a few hundred votes and that MN Franken/Coleman race decided by a few hundred, every vote counts.

Via the Marion Star. </strong>

Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot for president, she noticed a problem.

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

It took Stevens three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.

“You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you can’t it’s irritating,” Stevens said.

Stevens said she alerted Jackie Smith, a board of elections member who was present. Smith declined to comment, but Stevens says she mentioned that the machine had been having problems all day.

Stevens also reported the issue to Sophia Rogers, the director of the board of elections for Marion County.

Rogers said the machine worked fine when she and others tried voting on it. No one else had reported problems with the voting machines malfunctioning.

Rogers suggested the issue may have been caused by not hitting the button directly or tapping with more than one finger. Stevens was aware the machine had to be operated a certain way.

“I know how to do the voting,” Stevens said.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Must be a ‘moderate’ voting machine.

    Speaking of moderation, David Brooks (NYT) analyzes a Mitt win:
    “…If elected, Brooks wrote, “Romney would probably be faced with a Democratic Senate. He would also observe the core lesson of this campaign: conservatism loses; moderation wins. Romney’s prospects began to look decent only when he shifted to the center. A President Romney would look at the way Tea Party extremism had cost the G.O.P. Senate seats in Delaware and Nevada — and possibly Missouri and Indiana.”…”

    Above taken from Phil Klein, Wash. Examiner, critique of Mr. Brooks argument:

  2. strider says:

    Sixteen plus trillion of debt isn’t moderation.

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