North Carolina voters say Romney vote came up Obama in machine

Posted on: 12:24 pm, October 24, 2012, by , updated on: 12:39pm, October 24, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in one North Carolina County. 

Monday, several Guilford County voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. 

See the full story from our sister station, WGHP, here.

One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, said she cast her ballot for Gov. Mitt Romney but every time she entered her vote, the machine defaulted to Pres. Obama.

“I was so upset that this could happen,” Coromalis said.

Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert said the problem arises every election and can be resolved after poll workers re-calibrate the machine.

“It’s not a conspiracy, it’s just a machine that needs to be corrected,” Gilbert said.

After the third try, Coromalis said she was able to get her vote counted for Gov. Romney but was still annoyed.

“I should have just mailed it in,” Coromalis said.

Marie Haydock had the same problem.

“The frustration is, every vote counts,” Haydock said.

Elections officials said the machines have been fixed as of Tuesday and no problems have been reported since.

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