Bug in the system delaying US poll count is -- a spider
Published 09/11/2012 | 05:00
IT wasn't voter fraud that delayed the election count in one US town -- it was a spider.
Rehoboth Town Clerk Kathleen Conti says one of the Massachusetts town's ageing voting machines malfunctioned.
Ms Conti tells 'The Sun Chronicle' of Attleboro that she called a technician, who said a spider web apparently prevented the machine's scanner from counting ballots. The vote count wasn't completed until Wednesday.
Rehoboth voters favoured Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, who lives in Massachusetts. Ms Conti says she has been pressing to have the voting machines replaced for several years.