Glitchy Machine, Woman in Labor Votes & Obama Lady: Election Day Roundup

It appears Election Day is about more than who you vote for.

Patch editors all over the country are busy getting the hottest Election Day stories today, and turns out, they aren't all about the candidates.

Check out these election stories that are going viral in our little corner of Patchland.

Collingswood Patch reports a man in Millerstown, PA, stepped up to his touchscreen voter booth ready to vote for Obama but found every time he pushed Obama's button, it registered as Romney. Find out what the man did after several attempts here.

Oak Forest Patch, outside Chicago, reports a 21-year-old mother-to-be was not about to give up her first-time voting experience just because she was going into labor. Click here to read about her voting experience.

• Some kids' posters left over from a mock election at a Beachwood, Ohio elementary school caused a stir when the school became a polling place this morning. Find out what happened.

• A woman in Strongsville is making a name for herself, Strongsville Patch reports. Kathy Furz stood at a highway interchange dressed in an Obama sign dress. Read what reactions she was getting here.

• Everyone remembers the first time they voted. Westlake Patch found a high schooler who made his way to the polls, even though he felt sick as a dog, to vote for the first time. See how it made him feel here.

• Now this is one patriotic lady! Stow Patch Editor Amanda Harnocz met up with Betty Destafano, a woman who has worked Election Days for the last 25 years and is decked out in "freedom." Read more about her here.

• A Missouri candidate went to the polls to do his civic duty only to realize his own name wasn't on the ballot... because he was given the wrong one, reports Affton-Shrewsbury Patch.

JByrd November 06, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Isn't Bill Clinton the one who said "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me"? I like the President, but feel he dropped the ball on fiscal matters. His new "2 to 1" ratio doesn't scratch the service. http://www.pgpf.org/Issues/Fiscal-Outlook/2012/09/adv-theres-no-debate-presidential-candidates-must-address-debt.aspx CNBC's "Are we rich or poor?" debate (worth watching): http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=1604902615 Did I hear correctly during VP Biden's debate when he asserted: "Obamacare makes medicare solvent to 2024". Did he mean 2124? That's 12 years from now and based on likely rosey projections. What are their plans to reform to extend and strengthen? Why didn't he respond to "Why not raise the age over time gradually?". And then there are several states likely to ask the fed gov't to bail them out along with their unfunded pensions. Where will they get the money? These are important safety nets facing a crisis not far in the future. I cannot believe his plans don't mention simple reforms to extend these programs for the next generation. This is the only issue giving me heartburn. The rest are secondary.
Garry Kanter November 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM
It was something like that, but not exactly... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A


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