Yes, I agree that it is strange that there was initially only one state where there was a problem, especially since it is the only state where one presidential candidate has a brother as the governor of that state and whose father was a former president of the US, and also the candidate's father was a former head of the CIA. Also, both father and son are members of the Skull and Bones Society, of which I have heard some sinister things.
I think it is pretty shaky myself.
I saw an interesting bumper sticker recently that had written on it the following: "I love my country but fear my government." That about sums up how I am feeling right now.
In my state you can vote a straight party ticket by pushing down one lever, but only after you manually punch in the vote for the president.