"Barack Obama angered fellow Democrats in the Illinois Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago's West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed.
"I was not aware that I had voted no," he said that day in June 2002, asking that the record be changed to reflect that he "intended to vote yes."
That was not the only misfire for the former civil rights attorney first elected to the state Senate in 1996. During his eight years in state office, Obama cast more than 4,000 votes. Of those, according to transcripts of the proceedings in Springfield, he hit the wrong button at least six times."
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Obama: Finger on the Button, Woops Not That Button!
The LA Times reports in their article Obama said oops on 6 state Senate votes, that Sentaor Obama accidentally voted the wrong way as a state Senator at least six times. This is sometimes seen as a tactic to appease people on both sides of the issue. So the question is whether Senator Obama literally has trouble voting, or if he just has difficulty taking a stand.