A Miami-Dade election official feeds ballots into a vote gathering machine as he goes through the steps to check voting machines for accuracy at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on October 13, 2010 in Doral, Florida.
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REHOBOTH, Mass. - It wasn't voter fraud that delayed the election count in one U.S. town -- it was a spider.
Rehoboth Town Clerk Kathleen Conti says one of the Massachusetts town's aging voting machines malfunctioned Tuesday.
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 afternoon.
Rehoboth voters favored Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, who lives in Massachusetts.
Conti says she has been pressing to have the voting machines replaced for several years.
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