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McCain volunteer recants after polygraph; now she may face charges

The alleged victim, Ashley Todd. The alleged victim, Ashley Todd.

Police in Pittsburgh report "inconsistencies" in the story told by a McCain campaign volunteer. The woman had said a black man had robbed her, and had cut a "B" into her cheek after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car.

She has now changed her story.

Police say she's now been given a polygraph. They also say photos and bank card information from an ATM where Ashley Todd claimed she was robbed do not show her using the machine.

A police commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.   

Todd had said she didn't seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend's apartment and called police about 45 minutes later.

The report of the attack prompted McCain and Sarah Palin to call Todd and express their concern. The Obama campaign issued a statement wishing her well, and hoping that the attacker would be swiftly brought to justice. Police also say bank surveillance footage doesn't show her at an ATM where she initially said she was attacked.

The student, Ashley Todd, of College Station, Texas, initially said a black man robbed her at knifepoint near a bank Wednesday night and then cut her cheek after seeing a McCain sticker on her car.

Todd, who is white, now says she was knocked unconscious and doesn't remember being cut in the face. She now says she only discovered the wound later.

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