5 Wild Allegations Not To Freak Out About On Election Day

Every Election Day, there are a wave of claims of massive irregularities. Some of today's are legitimate — but none appear to represent large-scale fraud or voter suppression.

1. Reddit Voter Fraud Video

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A video posted to Reddit Tuesday morning — now with nearly 4,000 up votes —allegedly shows a Pennsylvania voter unable to select Barack Obama on his electronic ballot. The Reddit user, "centralpavote," writes that he tried and failed several times to check off Obama's name. "I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it," he wrote. "She him hawed for a bit then calmly said 'It's nothing to worry about, everything will be OK.' and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video." A technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology told Gawker that the video was "a concern but not because of fraud," he said. "We would recommend that poll workers would recalibrate the machine and everything would be fine."

2. Twitter Users Claiming They Voted More Than Once

3. Obama Mural in Philadelphia Polling Place

4. GOP Election Officials Ejected from Polling Sites

5. Former Navy SEAL Monitoring Black Panther Activity

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Fox & Friends warned Tuesday morning that a "member of the Black Panthers [was] standing guard outside a polling place in Philadelphia," said anchor Gretchen Carlson. "Does it look reminiscent? Remember this from four years ago? The organization said it was thinking about monitoring the election. Critics say it's more like intimidation." After conservative blogs picked up on the video, The Huffington Post later reported that a former Navy SEAL, Ben Brink, was leading a group of conservative special operations veterans to monitor Black Panther activity. "Philly has lots or rumors that we are tracking down, but only one dejected, unarmed NBPP seen so far," said Brink in an e-mail to HuffPost.

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