A Pennsylvania voting machine has been removed after it was found turning votes for President Obama into a vote for Romney. Internet user, centralpavote, recorded the malfunction on his smartphone and uploaded the video to popular content aggregator, Reddit.com. The posting shot to instant fame (with 4800 ‘up votes’ on Reddit as of the time of this writing), and MSNBC confirms that the machine has since been taken out of service.
It’s not clear from the video if this was a hacking attempt, or a simple software error. On the electronic ballot, Obama’s name is right next to Mitt Romney’s, and and screen might just be misreading where the finger is touching by about an inch. Either way, the malfunction is troubling: