Why are my output numbers so large and random?

closed account (LNAM4iN6)
Hey everybody. I'm writing a program that will take a text file and output how many votes each candidate received. It's pretty straightforward, except for the fact that I keep getting very unexpected output numbers.
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#include<iostream>
#include<iomanip>
#include<fstream>
#include<string>
#include<vector>
using namespace std;

class countyElectionResults{

//      friend ostream &operator<<(ostream &, countyElectionResults);

public:

        countyElectionResults();
        countyElectionResults(string);
        bool loadFile(string);
        string getCountyName();
        vector<char> getVotes();
        void showVotes();
        int getNullifierVotes();
        int getFielditeVotes();
        int getOtherVotes();
        int getTotalVotes();

private:

        string countyName;
        vector<char> votes;
        int nullifierVotes;
        int fielditeVotes;
        int otherVotes;
        void countVotes();
};
countyElectionResults::countyElectionResults() {
        string countyName = " ";
        int nullifierVotes = 0;
        int fielditeVotes = 0;
        int otherVotes = 0;
}

bool countyElectionResults::loadFile(string filename){
        ifstream countyFile;
        char possibilities;

        countyFile.open(filename.c_str());
                if (!countyFile.good()){
                        return false;
                        }
                else getline(countyFile, countyName);

                        while (countyFile >> possibilities){
                                votes.push_back(possibilities);
                                        }
                        return true;
}

void countyElectionResults::countVotes() {

        for (int i = 0; i < votes.size(); i++) {
                switch (votes[i]) {
                        case 'N':
                        case 'n': {
                                nullifierVotes++;
                        break;           }
                        case 'F':
                        case 'f': {
                                fielditeVotes++;
                        break;          }
                        default: {
                                otherVotes++;
                        break;          }
                                }
                }
}


string countyElectionResults::getCountyName(){
        return countyName;
}

vector<char> countyElectionResults::getVotes(){
        return votes;
}

void countyElectionResults::showVotes() {
        for (int i = 0; i < votes.size(); i++) {
                cout << votes[i] << endl;
        }
}

int countyElectionResults::getNullifierVotes(){
        return nullifierVotes;
}

int countyElectionResults::getFielditeVotes(){
        return fielditeVotes;
}

int countyElectionResults::getOtherVotes(){
        return otherVotes;
}

int countyElectionResults::getTotalVotes(){
        int totalVotes = 0;
        totalVotes = nullifierVotes + fielditeVotes + otherVotes;
        return totalVotes;
}
int main(){


countyElectionResults countyFile;
string filename;

cout << "Enter file name: ";
cin >> filename;

countyFile.loadFile(filename);

cout << setw(50) << countyFile.getCountyName() << endl;
cout << setw(30) << "Nullifier: " << setw(20) << countyFile.getNullifierVotes() << endl;
cout << setw(30) << "Fieldite: " << setw(20) << countyFile.getFielditeVotes() << endl;
cout << setw(30) << "Other: " << setw(20) << countyFile.getOtherVotes() << endl;
cout << setw(30) << "Total: " << setw(20) << countyFile.getTotalVotes() << endl;
cout << endl;
countyFile.showVotes();
return 0;
}

There's the code. It compiles but just doesn't give me the expected output. For example, if I enter a textfile that contains this:
Dover
n
f
f
f
n
p
l
f

I would expect this
Enter file name: dover.txt
                                             Dover
                   Nullifier:                    2
                    Fieldite:                    4
                       Other:                    2
                       Total:                    8

n
f
f
f
n
p
l
f


However,I am getting this.
Enter file name: dover.txt
                                             Dover
                   Nullifier:                    0
                    Fieldite:                    0
                       Other:              4198683
                       Total:              4198683

n
f
f
f
n
p
l
f
One problem is that you define and initialize some local variables inside the constructor that have the same name as the member variables but are different variables so the member variables never get initialized.
Second problem is you forgot to call countVotes().
closed account (LNAM4iN6)
I tried reformatting my code but to no avail. Where specifically did I rehash the member variable names?
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