A number of voters across the country received a bit of a shock when they were told by poll workers on Tuesday they had already voted, even though they hadn’t. At the same time, others bragged about voting multiple times on Twitter.
“I got inside, they set me up, I gave the woman my ID, and I told her my address. She said, ‘it seems you’ve voted absentee.’ Then she realized she’d read the sheet wrong. ‘No, it says here that you’ve already voted,’ she told me,” he said. “I hadn’t even applied for an absentee ballot, nor did I vote early. As hokey as it sounds, I was excited to vote in person. I had absolutely not voted earlier that day. I arrived four minutes after they opened. Basically, I was told I’d already voted, but I hadn’t.”
Benson wrote that “Republican election attorneys have been alerted to the situation,” but it is unclear if the man will be allowed to cast a ballot.
A report at the Herald-Bulletin said that a “printing glitch” caused voters in Indiana to be turned away after being told the entire precinct voted absentee.
An article at Twitchy says that a number of people reported being told they had already voted.
“My Aunt Joanne tried to vote for Romney in Pittsburgh, someone had already voted using her name for BO,” one person tweeted.
“Tried to vote in AZ this AM, was told I had already voted, young man in line said his family in Illinois told same this morning,” added “Ricky Kirk.”
Meanwhile, Twitchy says that “some Twitter users are claiming to have voted more than once.”
“One of my co-workers just said she voted three times already,” tweeted “Defiant.”
“Voted voted voted! I voted three times (sic),” bragged “srah.”
“I just voted. Three times actually. Love Illinois,” added “Jordan Borio.”
“We can’t be sure if their claims are true, but there are confirmed reports of people trying to do so,” Twitchy added, citing a report from PJMedia that says one North Carolina Democrat was caught trying to vote twice.
The Blaze reported that a reader sent them a “redacted screenshot from a Facebook page showing a person allegedly sending in an absentee ballot and casting a provisional ballot as well.” The Blaze notes that it is “possible the person who made this Facebook comment could have been joking.”
“This is why Democrats are against requiring identification to vote. It’s not racist; it stops fraud,” Twitchy added.