A voter in Pennsylvania says his vote didn’t count, at least not for the candidate he wanted. The self-described software developer uploaded a video to YouTube that shows his vote for Barack Obama registering as a vote for Mitt Romney. A volunteer reportedly told him, “It’s nothing to worry about, everything will be OK.” Mathew Keeler, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of State, says the machine was recalibrated and there were no further complaints.
The incident is eerily reminiscent of a Simpsons episode. In “Treehouse of Horror XIX” a rigged voting machine counts votes for Obama towards John McCain. Homer protests “This doesn’t happen in America, maybe Ohio, but not in America.”