Penn. voting machine alters votes from Obama to Romney [VIDEO]

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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A YouTube video posted Tuesday showed an electronic voting machine in central Pennsylvania changing a voter’s preference for President Obama to a vote for Mitt Romney.

The voter wrote in a statement accompanying the video that he was able to eventually cast his electronic vote for Obama after some troubleshooting, but with little help from poll workers.

“I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted,” he wrote of the malfunctioning machine. “I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney.”

“I first thought the calibration was off,” he continued, “and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine. … Stein’s button was fine. All other buttons worked fine.”

He wrote that he asked a volunteer for help and she replied, “It’s nothing to worry about, everything will be OK.”

The man claimed his YouTube footage has not been altered, saying that “jumping frames” in the video “are a result of the shitty camera app on my Android phone, nothing more.”

The video was seen 479,000 times Tuesday on YouTube and caused a stir on Reddit.

The uploader gave an interview late Tuesday night with the Al Jazeera network

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