TICKER: Is Maurice Iwu in America? Voting machine caught changing Obama votes to Romney (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.

The video was first posted on Youtube by user “centralpavoter.” It shows a voter’s finger repeatedly pressing the button for Obama, but a check mark coming up next to Romney’s name:

NBC News confirmed that the machine has been taken off line.
Underneath the video, the user gave an account of what happened:

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.

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.

MSNBC

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  2. Leave that to America, election rig started from there. Imaging manipulating electronic machine for voting against Obama, a black.

  3. Brain,wats good,hope U̶̲̥̅̊ n̶̲̥̅̊o̲̣̥w̶̲̥̅ knw D̶̲̥̅̊ reason y U̶̲̥̅̊ shouldn't ßε̲̣̣̣ followin loosers?……mayb i should let U̶̲̥̅̊ knw 1 of D̶̲̥̅̊ reasons i love Obama….. U̶̲̥̅̊ c,dat man is more dan brilliant he says wat he will Ω̴̩ can do,i don't like Republicans coz d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ love violence Ω̴̩ war……..follow D̶̲̥̅̊ histry of Republicans Ω̴̩ U̶̲̥̅̊ will c dat d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ make †ђξя̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ money Ω̴̩ power through violence Ω̴̩ war.If Romney had won,den Iran will av been awaitin war soon Ω̴̩ it will surely lead 2 3rd world war……….sowie 4 respondin S̤̥̈̊☺̴̩̩̥ late,been busy wf stuffs.

  4. Anyway,Ola…..A̶̲̥̅♏ hapi wf D̶̲̥̅̊ outcome of D̶̲̥̅̊ election bt stil D̶̲̥̅̊ guy who recorded dat video had Ŋo̶̷̩̥̊͡ oda intention dan 2 show D̶̲̥̅̊ whole world dat if at all Mitt Rumney wins D̶̲̥̅̊ election,it is subjected 2 questioning…..sowie 4 replyin S̤̥̈̊☺̴̩̩̥ late…..been busy all day long,hws U̶̲̥̅̊я̩̥̊ office 2day?

  5. The end doesn't justify the means sir, I assume this was an error of course, but it's not acceptable to rig, even if you're a good guy with good intentions

  6. Any black man or nigerian who is not supporting obama is just out of envy,we all know blacks have a middle name called envy and jealousy

  7. president obama jus b urself your dream must surely come tru.it is still your turn to b nota d injustice by d machine.

  8. President obama ur our candidate here in nigeria we luv uam

  9. D̶̲̥̅̊ ends justify D̶̲̥̅̊ means…..Obama, U̶̲̥̅̊ Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ our Candidate I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ Nigeria.

    1. Abdulbasit Ademola…I think you should speak for yourself…because I and a lot of my friends support Mitt Romney…And we are all Nigerians.

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