Reports surface of voting machines 'flipping' ballots from Trump to Clinton
The path to Election Day 2016 has hardly been a smooth one -- and it seems that the voting process will be no exception.
"Every time I would push a candidate for the Republican party, it would come up for the Democratic candidate," Pennsylvania voter David Drane told KDKA.
Election judges in Clinton Township, Butler County, did, in fact, confirm there were issues with two of their eight automated voting machines, and that most of the issues resulted when people tried to vote for a straight party ticket.
However, others reported when they specifically tried to vote for Trump, regardless of the rest of their ticket, they saw their vote flip before their eyes to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"I went back, pressed Trump again," Bobbie Lee Hawranko told KDKA.
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But that effort was only met with more frustration.
Voters in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, said they experienced similar problems.
Michael Anderson, the director of the the Lebanon County Bureau of Elections, confirmed that five of the six voting machines in the county were switching straight Republican tickets to straight Democratic tickets, because there was a problem with their calibration.
In each case, the problem was resolved and the voter was able to successfully change their ballot to the desired ticket, according to Lebanon Daily News.
Whether this is a deliberate act or merely a technical error remains to be officially declared.