Homer Simpson tried to warn us about electronic voting machines that changed votes for Obama into votes for McCain. Now, in West Virginia, voters are complaining that what happened to Homer in this clip happened to them. As Homer might say, “this can’t happen in West Virginia, Ohio maybe but not West Virginia.”
Three Putnam County voters say electronic voting have complained that machines changed their votes from Democrats to Republicans when they voted last week. They say that their electronic vote for “Barack Obama” kept flipping to “John McCain”. To make matter worse, it is a GOP controlled area.
County officials however blamed the voters: “People make mistakes more than machines,” said Jackson County Clerk Jeff Waybright.
Shelba Ketchum, a 69-year-old nurse, said “I pushed buttons and they all came up Republican,” she said. “I hit Obama and it switched to McCain. I am really concerned about that. If McCain wins, there was something wrong with the machines.”
The machine clearly malfunctioned. In the video on the Simpsons, Ketchum was supposed to be sucked into the machine.
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