Voting machine in the US switches Obama to Romney

Die letzten Präsidentschaftwahlen in den USA (vor allem 2000 und 2004) waren bekannt für einige Ungereimtheiten bei der Stimmenauszählung. Und nun das:


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Das schreibt User centralpavote, der das Video gefilmt hat, auf reddit dazu:

My wife and I went to the voting booths this morning before work. There were 4 older ladies running the show and 3 voting booths that are similar to a science fair project in how they fold up. They had an oval VOTE logo on top center and a cartridge slot on the left that the volunteers used to start your ballot.
I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode. I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine. Next I deselected her and started at the top of Romney’s name and started tapping very closely together to find the ‚active areas‘. From the top of Romney’s button down to the bottom of the black checkbox beside Obama’s name was all active for Romney. From the bottom of that same checkbox to the bottom of the Obama button (basically a small white sliver) is what let me choose Obama. Stein’s button was fine. All other buttons worked fine.
I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said „It’s nothing to worry about, everything will be OK.“ and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video.
EDIT: There is a lot of speculation that the footage is edited. I‘m not a video guy, but if it’s possible to prove whether a video has been altered or not, I will GLADLY provide the raw footage to anyone who is willing to do so. The jumping frames are a result of the shitty camera app on my Android phone, nothing more.
EDIT2: I have been contacted by NBC Universal and BBC News.
EDIT3: A lot of news agencies are now messaging me here. Please email centralpavote@gmail.com instead.

Fraglich ist, ob dies nur eine defekte Maschine ist, oder mehr dahinter steckt. Auf jeden Fall ist es neues Futter für Verschwörungstheorien. Immerhin werden die Wahlautomaten von Romneys Familie hergestellt.

Anscheinend sind Nachrichtensender wie NBC, BBC News und CNN an der Geschichte dran. Was daraus wird, werden wohl die Abendnachrichten zeigen. Allerdings lohnt sich der Hinweis darauf, dass bereits zuvor von Problemen mit den Maschinen berichtet wurde (siehe diese Meldung auf MSN.com). Da änderten einige Wahlautomaten die Stimme allerdings von Romney auf Obama um.

Das wird eine interessante Wahlnacht.

edit: MSNBC hat ein Update zur Story. Alles halb so wild. Sie haben Garrus für ein Paar Rekalibrierungen an Bord geholt und nun sollte es wieder funktionieren.

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