Machine switches vote from President Obama to Mitt Romney in Perry County

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 6, 2012 3:40 PM
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(Undated) -- A Perry County voting machine has been recalibrated and is back into service after it switched a person's vote from President Obama to Mitt Romney.

Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman says the notified elections officials of the problem after trying to cast his ballot in Millerstown earlier today. 

Video of what Ruman called a "momentary glitch" was posted on YouTube.

He  says the machine was taken out of service, recalibrated and is now working fine.

Perry County Commissioner Brenda Benner said in a statement the voter then used another machine without any reported problem. The county is "not aware of any votes that were improperly cast and counted," Benner said.

In other issues, state GOP Chairman Rob Gleason says 75 Republican election workers were prohibited from accessing polling places in heavily Democratic Philadelphia, prompting a court order. A mural of Obama at another Philadelphia polling location was also ordered covered up.

The Democratic Party did not immediately comment.

*This story was updated at 5:08 p.m.  11/6/12

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