Official: Machines not to blame for switched votes
CNN’s Brian Todd reported from West Virginia where several voters said that voting machines switched their votes to the other candidate. Calvin Thomas tried to vote for Barack Obama but the machine registered his vote for John McCain. “I pushed the Democrat ticket and it jumped to the Republican ticket – on the President of the United States.”
Todd talked to with Jeff Waybright who is the clerk for Jackson County and is a Republican. Waybright said that problem was most likely due to voter error. A voter may think that he touched Barack Obama name but touched John McCain’s name instead. Waybright disputed reports that the machines might not be aligned correctly.
This video is from CNN’s Situation Room, broadcast October 21, 2008.