Saturday, October 27, 2012

More Voter Problems For Republicans In N.C.

More problems for Republican voters, this time in Guilford County, North Carolina. The County Board of Elections claims it's a calibration problem, but voters who were trying to cast their ballots for Mitt Romney kept getting Barack Obama.  It seems that it wasn't until after they finally complained, that the county decided it needed to calibrate its electronic ballot machines.

On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location.

One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote the machine defaulted to President Obama.

“I was so upset that this could happen,” said Coromalis.

Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert says the problem arises every election. It can be resolved after the machine is re-calibrated by poll workers.
“It’s not a conspiracy it’s just a machine that needs to be corrected,” Gilbert said.

After the third try, Coromalis says she was able to get her vote counted for Gov. Romney but was still annoyed.

“I should have just mailed it in,” Coromalis said.

Marie Haydock, who also voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location, had the same problem.
“The frustration is… every vote counts,” said Haydock.

Elections officials say the machines have been fixed as of Tuesday, and no problems have been reported since.

There were more calibration issues in other N.C. areas, and although election officials claim that it could be also be the reverse- i.e. Obama voters getting Romney- the only complaints have been from Republicans.

You just have to wonder how many people didn't bother checking their ballot and wound up inadvertently voting for Obama!  Not good!

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