State Rep. Becky Carney is getting a good bit of attention for her mistaken vote to approve the override of the governor's fracking veto. But she can take heart: President Barack Obama voted wrong when he was a state lawmaker, too.
Republicans sent along a 2008 article from the Los Angeles Times (written by UNC-Chapel Hill grad Peter Wallsten) describing how Obama mistakenly voted six times.
The rules in the Illinois Senate allowed Obama to change his vote in the record. North Carolina lawmakers routinely do the same but House rules prohibit a vote change if it affects the outcome of passage, as in Carney's case.