Is there a conspiracy to alter votes across the US?
Is this a scandal a-brewing or just one stupid voting machine? Jury’s still out. But this video of a guy trying to vote for President Obama on a touchscreen voting both in Pennsylvania only for his vote to keep changing to Mitt Romney is pretty scary.
From the YouTube uploader’s account:
I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. 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.
Odds are that this is just a technical error, not an attempt at voter fraud. You can report similar tech problems at 866-OUR-VOTE.
Rational explanations aside, liberal conspiracy theorists, you may begin your work. Conservative conspiracy theorists, you can use a logic for the first time in your life. Got it? Good.