It's common knowledge that state lawmakers vote wrong all the time. And thanks to WSOC-TV in Charlotte, we know exactly how often: 426 times in this legislative term.
As The News & Observer noted last year, Republican leaders who were intent on ending session quickly loaded the legislative calendar with bills and exacerbated the problem.
Not all situations end like Becky Carney's accidental vote to override the governor's veto of a fracking bill -- which is drawing renewed attention to the mistaken button-pushing. The Charlotte Democrat wasn't able to change her vote, House leaders said, because it affected the result.
Carney claimed it was the first time she voted wrong but WSOC found eight times this session where she changed her vote after the fact.