Poll problems cropping up in spots around US

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Associated Press

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 7:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sporadic problems are being reported today at polling places around the country.

One voting machine in Pennsylvania lit up for Mitt Romney when a voter pressed the button for President Barack Obama. The machine was recalibrated. In Philadelphia, dozens of Republican inspectors were blocked from polling places, prompting party officials to obtain a court order providing them access in the heavily Democratic city.

Ohio also saw a court battle -- this one involving a lawsuit claiming the state-installed voting software could allow people unconnected to official election boards to manipulate ballots. A judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop the software's use.

In Florida, a robocall glitch recycled calls intended for yesterday -- telling voters they had until "7 p.m. tomorrow" to vote.

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