Official: Machines not to blame for switched votes

By David Edwards
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 16:39 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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