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PA Voting Machine Caught Flipping Votes from Obama to Romney-- with VIDEO

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PA voting machine alters vote by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM&feature=player_embedded


On Reddit, "centralpavote" says:

I'm the guy who shot the video, hopefully this doesn't get burried. You guys have questions, I have answers.



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.
EDIT4: This has blown up and I'm being bombarded by the media. I'm taking the second half of the day off and will be home in about 1 hour to start responding to the media.

Editor's update:
On Reddit, over 37,000 people have voted down the report of the vote flipping, out of about 42,000, at this time. They do this so it will not show up as among the top stories. 
Commenters are saying that it is due to a calibration error. They are also offering the Brooklyn Bridge for sale.

 

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nevermind, I fixed it, whew! Mab  ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:04:00 PM
comment from below one of the sites showing this v... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:32:57 PM
Anthony Wing Kosner, Contributor at  http://w... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:38:12 PM
"... the video above does not showcase fraud, but ... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:24:59 PM
...omg we are "ducked"!Hope your election is going... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:30:34 PM
The machine should be isolated, treated as a crime... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:51:06 PM
Absolutely, this should be impounded. It appears t... by Eric Nelson on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:58:28 PM
I fully expect to see other strange vote flipping ... by Eric Nelson on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:24:21 PM
Thank you Eric, especially for the reminder that v... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:35:59 PM
So glad this has been picked up by major media rig... by Lise Stoessel on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:14:12 PM
feel free to pass the word!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:23:41 PM
Thanks to people like Harvey Wasserman and  B... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:26:35 PM
Only a few years ago we would have been called cra... by Eric Nelson on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:33:35 PM
a big friggin' snowball too!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:55:39 PM
...now that our electronics are more advanced and ... by Anita Stewart on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:17:04 PM
 and that mainstream media has caught up with... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:33:03 PM
"The people" have more collective power now with t... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:20:35 PM
On the flip side of a story like this, which I bel... by Jack Swint on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:40:42 PM
in order for Romney to get the majority of votes..... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:54:33 PM
and I got turned down every time: "You've submitte... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 4:26:48 PM
The video looks really suspicious to me.  1) ... by Mrt Baggins on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 9:32:04 PM
... by Mrt Baggins on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 9:33:53 PM
Intense attention broke through intense suppressio... by Dante DeNavarre on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 11:32:24 PM
...that putting the magnifier on the voting machin... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:24:54 AM
There are just too many stories coming out of the ... by Ronald Wilson on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:00:56 AM
...since I'd like to save trees, too --- so I thin... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:31:37 AM