The mix-up also made Mother Jones’ list of voting snafus, which you can see here.
Heres my problem with their coverage of this: I wouldn’t say that it was voter suppression or some form of hacking as Mother Jones seems to suggest, it seems like a voting machine malfunction at its purest form.
Apparently, the membranes of many machines were malfunctioning and needed to be recalibrated.
It happened in Perry County as CNN says and in York County as well.
It seems like this was a technical issue that could have been putting votes for any candidate, it just happened to be calibrated to go from Obama to Romney.
What do you think?
One of the most basic tenants of the American voting process is the secret ballot. No one but you and the machine has to know who you voted for – unless you tell other people, that is.
And with social media, it’s easier than ever to share that information.
Facebook had an “I voted” feature, where you could share that you voted, and even who you voted for if you so choose.Votes were registered in real time by location.
Here’s a snapshot of Pennsylvania’s graphic:
Foursquare also had a tracking feature for voters to participate in:
Did you broadcast your vote?
I tend to err on the side of not telling, just because I can’t, really. I can’t be perceived as favoring one side or the other.
Also, I don’t feel like explaining myself. I have my own reasons for the way I vote, and that’s that, in my opinion.
What do you think?
Votes for the Democratic candidate (listed second) were registered as Republican votes (listed first)
Below is the video. More information is here.
Make sure you get out to vote – and if you’re voting in the Susquehanna Valley, I may see you in my travels out to the polls.
And don’t forget, PA voters: the voter ID law is NOT in effect this election. You don’t have to show ID, but you will be asked for it.
What do you think about the voter ID law? Good idea or bad idea?
The PA Supreme Court seems to think it’s OK, just not for this election.
But if things hold up, it will be in effect soon and you will be required to show a photo ID.
Email your thoughts or comment below!