UPDATE: The Denver Post reports that several voters were turned away from Columbine Library in Littleton, which is in the Republican-heavy area of south Jefferson County, this morning after poll workers were unable to find their names on the voter rolls. According to Jim Mitchell of Littleton, who has been voting at the site for years, “apparently they [had] the wrong registration book. We have to go to a different place.”
Several voters left and plan to vote later because the lines were so long. The Peak will keep you updated about the turnout and any election results. Stay tuned!
Polls have hardly opened for election day voting and already there have been reports of election day irregularities in Pueblo and Denver.
Yesterday, reports surfaced that voting machines in Pueblo are “switching” votes from Obama to Romney, prompting an audit from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. While the audit failed to unearth any malfunctions, the auditors found that the machines’ sensitive touch screens were susceptible to user error. According to the Pueblo Chieftain:
“…with both Republican and Democratic observers using the machines, it was clear that voters must be careful in touching the electronic screens in order to vote for their intended candidate for president.”