Skip to comments.It Just Happened To Me! (double check your computerized votes!)
Posted on 11/06/2012 1:07:27 PM PST by KoRn
I used to think that people were either full of crap, doing something wrong, or just straight up lying to cause trouble when they complained of this, but it just happened to me!!!
I went to vote this afternoon. Our precinct uses the touch screen computerized voting systems. I touched the box for Romney/Ryan, and an 'X' appeared on the 0bama/Biden box, as if I had voted for them. I was just sitting there dumbfounded for a second, and eventually contacted a poll worker. She told me how to undo it, and I eventually voted for Romney/Ryan as I intended(I hope), but it was a scary/revealing moment for me to say the least!
My skeptical side can't help but to wonder though..... If this was an honest computer/equipment error, why did it highlight the 0bama box? Why not one of the other candidates?(there was something like 5 of them)
In S FL here, we fill in bubbles with a pen. Then put the sheets through a scanner.
All I can verify is if my vote increased the overall count.
Voted at 15:30, I was the 441’th vote. 2 people in line when I got there.
Thanked a vet on the way out. He said ding how.
I wonder if, even if the entries are supposed to be randomized, the default indexing has Democrats 0, Republicans 1. And a timing glitch gets the 0 index, i.e. the Democrats. Did anything similar show up on other pages for other offices and sets of candidates?
A poster on Reddit actually posted (with video) that his Obama vote was changed to Romney.
That said, the man who posted this on Tech Crunch only repoted about Obama votes being changed to Romney, not the Romney votes being changed to Obama. Obviously he’s a liberal.
I personally think paper ballots are the best. We use them here, and they can be hand counted.
Computers don’t do screwy things unless people program them to do screwy things.
The “justice” department will start investigating this any minute now. /s
Thta is how we used to do it here I am in California. We now have the electronic machines but you can request a paper ballot. If you request the paper once it is filled out they put it in a blue box.
ya....lot’s of voters, selecting (R) have IQs above 80 and recognize when the machine is screwing with them....
you may be surprised to learn that the GOP poll watchers getting thrown out of precincts and wards around the country, are also at their assigned locations, and being asaulted and intimidated.
Fraud is a full time business for the Dems, not just something they dream up on occassion.
“The Chicago way” isn’t just a story line.
All I got was a lousy green checkmark next to my Straight Republican Ticket choices! I got gypped.
I live in Central NY State, and the machines they are using read your ballot when it is inserted. It only registers your vote, and doesn’t show your actual candidate choices on the small screen. With all the fraud that goes on, it makes me wonder how reliable these machines are.
Just curious are you in a swing state?
A voting machine is not a computer and is not hooked to the internet. We had a few (2-3) machines screw up in Texas and took them off the voting line. The voter saw the problem, did not punch the “vote” button but told the judge and the machine was taken off line and voter voted on another machine.
As we get no say so on our judges (liberal bar assn. submits names, then Gov. Sebelius last time, picked from bunch) but we do get to vote whether or not to retain them.
I selected "no" to not retain most all but when I pushed the "submit ballot" key to recheck, all of my "no" votes magically became "yes!"
If took three times with helpers suggesting that I just might have done this "wrong" or that but I told them that none of my "yeses" became " nos" only my "nos."
As many of those judges are very liberal, I presume that the tendency is to vote yes if you don't know their records. That is why I instruct all of my friends to vote no so that at least we get a fresh set and with our new Gov. Brownback, I'm counting on him to appoint only those that aren't ardent abortion supporters.
I was told by a poll worker this morning to watch my coat sleeve when I went to touch the computer screen. He said several people have had the screen mark a ballot incorrectly because of it and they were warning everyone to be careful.
In the machines we use you must retouch the box again before it will erase an “x”. If you didn’t see the computer error initially, the screen would have registered the first mark rather than your intended vote and the impression is left that the machine cast an alternative vote. Just a thought.
Ballots should be paper with a barcode receipt for scanning in case of the need for election verification.
ID should be needed to get into the polling place, but never connected to any particular voting machine.
The penalty for vote tampering or paying people to vote should be the same as treason, because it IS treason.
People should be barred from voting while receiving government benefits, and for one year afterwards.
I hope it’s the first item on Guliani’s agenda in January!
Our voting machines are computers but they aren’t touch screens. There is a dial type thing that you turn and as you turn it it moves from one choice to the other. When you have what you want highlighted you push the enter button. When you are finished on the page a little American flag waves to let you know to go the next page. At the end you click “check my entries” and a summary comes up. If you are satisfied, you click the “Cast Ballot” button. If not you click the “go back” button. Very easy and as idiot proof as you can make them. I don’t know why they aren’t the standard.
I meant that our voting machines are computer like. I don’t think they are actually computers, they just look like it.
I would disagree with that because there are lots and lots of elderly people who are confused when in the balloting booth and likely wouldn't even notice such a change......
I understand what you are saying. Did the polling station contact the prior voters who happened to use that machine to come back in and recast their vote?
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