Ohio is one of the most hotly contested states in the nation for this year's presidential election. Every vote matters, and every vote that gets changed by acts of fraud or computer glitch is a reason for concern. Just look at what's happening at one Ohio voting location.
As reported by the Marion Star, voting problems sprung up with the touch screen voting machines. When Mitt Romney was selected, Barack Obama was highlighted instead.
Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot for president, she noticed a problem.
Upon selecting "Mitt Romney" on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama's name lit up.
It took Stevens three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.
"You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you can't it's irritating," Stevens said.
When Stevens reported the problem, she was initially told that the "machine had been having problems all day." If the machine had been having problems, it should have been taken offline. Continuing to use a machine that is faulty is irresponsible.
After more complaining, the machine was finally recalibrated and tested, but only after Stevens was told that she probably wasn't using the machine correctly.
Get ready. There are still five more days until Election Day. That's plenty of time for even more machines to "have problems all day."