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Spider spins web, crashes voting machine in Rehoboth

When a voting machine in the town of Rehoboth mysteriously stopped working on Election Day, officials found a web of mischief spun not by a human, but by a saboteur with eight legs.

During the morning rush Tuesday, one of the town’s machines malfunctioned and failed to recognize ballots because a spiderweb had blocked a sensor, said Town Clerk Kathleen Conti.

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