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Maryland Voters Report 25 Vote-flipping Machines

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP/WBOC) - Maryland elections officials say they've gotten reports of vote-flipping on 25 machines Tuesday.

But an elections board spokeswoman says none of the flipped ballots were cast. That's because voters can look at a preview screen of what they've chosen before they actually vote.

Spokeswoman Nikki Charlson says the malfunctioning machines have been taken out of service. She says they represent a small fraction of more than 16,000 voting units at 1,800 precincts, and that voting overall was going smoothly in Maryland.

Also Tuesday, four poll workers at a Baltimore County precinct did not show up on Tuesday, leaving just six of 20 voting machines up and running when the polls opened. Charlson says all 20 machines came online not long after that and that the situation didn't cause long lines.

Maryland State Board of Elections: http://www.elections.state.md.us/


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