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November 06, 2012

It's a Conspiracy, I Tell Ya!!!

Election idiocy watch:

A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.

Obviously, this means Mitt Romney is trying to steal the election. With his mind....

Never mind the inconvenient fact that there were several reports of uncalibrated voting machines switching Romney votes to votes for Obama earlier this week.

It happened in Colorado:

The Colorado Secretary of State is investigating a situation in Pueblo County, Colorado.

Lindsay Watts reports some voters say the machines automatically switched their votes from Mitt Romney to President Obama.

And Ohio.

As reported by the Marion Star, voting problems sprung up with the touch screen voting machines. When Mitt Romney was selected, Barack Obama was highlighted instead.

Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot for president, she noticed a problem.

Upon selecting "Mitt Romney" on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama's name lit up.

It took Stevens three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.

"You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you can't it's irritating," Stevens said.

When Stevens reported the problem, she was initially told that the "machine had been having problems all day." If the machine had been having problems, it should have been taken offline. Continuing to use a machine that is faulty is irresponsible.

Also North Carolina and Kansas.

Nevada.

This is why voting requires the participation of a human being, hopefully one with a functioning brain. The good news is that now that one of these machines has been observed changing a Dem vote into a Republican one, the issue has the full and undivided attention of the unbiased professionals at MSNBC.

A new study from the Pew Research Center found that from mid-August through mid-October, MSNBC's coverage of Mitt Romney and Fox News' coverage of President Barack Obama was drastically negative. Take a look at this incredible graphic from Pew, which shows the split between positive and negative coverage of each candidate:

MSNBC, obviously, has an even more absurd split. On average, for every single positively toned clip they aired of Romney during that time period, they aired 23 negatively toned clips. Fox had about an 8-to-1 negative-to-positive split.

"These made them unusual among channels or outlets that identified themselves as news organizations," Pew deadpanned.

Thank God the press are on this important late-breaking news story. We feel better, knowing we can trust them to report the news honestly and hold nothing back that voters might need to know to cast an informed vote.

Posted by Cassandra at November 6, 2012 05:29 PM

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