This week Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert said he had a major, major scoop for The Rhinoceros Times. “There are other inhabited planets,” Gilbert said. “There are other planets with life on them.” He said that, though he had wondered before, he could now confirm that fact because, after some recent nationwide publicity over a few calibration errors in Guilford County’s voting machines, he was hearing not only from other parts of the country, but also, seemingly – based on the content of the calls – from those who lived in other solar systems. “Some of the calls I’ve gotten – well, they’re from another planet,” an exacerbated elections director said.
News of calibration problems in some county voting machines began to spread on Monday, Oct. 22, after a woman at the county’s early voting site at Bur-Mil Park had trouble casting her vote for Mitt Romney.
A woman contacted The Rhinoceros Times – and apparently several other media outlets – and said that she experienced problems voting. She said she intended to vote for Romney and even though she pushed on Romney’s name, the machine checked the box for Barack Obama. After repeated attempts to vote for Romney and selecting Obama, she notified an election worker and eventually cast a vote for Romney.
Gilbert said the cause was a calibration issue that sometimes occurs with all touch screen systems.
Full Article: County Voting Issues Make National News.