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Machine Problems Frustrate Early Voters [touchscreens switching McCain votes to Obama]
Decatur County Online ^ | 10/22/08 | Jennifer Clendenion

Posted on 10/29/2008 4:01:08 PM PDT by OldGuard1

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To: gop4lyf

Yahoo for TX. My brothers and I share ownership in a condo in The Woodlands. I live on the Left Coast.
Yes. I know you are not to wear any campaign sort of stuff but I figured red would be good and my American’s a dandy similar to the one Sara Palin wears..had it for years. Also got earrings but they are a tad heavy so use them on the 4th of July as pins.

81 posted on 10/29/2008 9:13:01 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Russ
You said a mouth full..straight forwardly too. It is exactly what is wrong and frankly what some of the Muslim countries think about don't flame me for that..but it is true. While we care not a whit what other nations think of us, some do think we are occupied with mindless trash.
I saw something on TV tonight..don't recall what station but a guy on the street was asking people if they were going to vote..and yeah for you know who...then they would be asked something like “ what do you know about Roe v Wade ?” and one idiot said it was a case of a white guy against a black guy..there are actually people out there who are going to vote who don't know the basic current events or who is who but they will be voting for Obama and the rest of us literates..well we get to suffer the vicissitudes suffered upon us by the idiots and those who won't listen to anything other than KOS or the MSM..
82 posted on 10/29/2008 9:17:53 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: tx_eggman

Where we are you just color in the little oval just like the good old days at school when we had to take the Iowa Standard tests..color in the little oval and stay inside the lines.

83 posted on 10/29/2008 9:22:17 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: OldGuard1


84 posted on 10/29/2008 10:05:31 PM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: OldGuard1
ROTFL!! There was a skit on "Chocolate News" (a hilarious show starring David Alan Grier on Comedy Central) last week that had voting machines doing the exact opposite. Folks would vote Obama, and the machine would question their vote, give them a chance to change it, then when they still voted for Obama, the machine said "Thank you for voting for John McCain."

Our voting precinct has always used Optical Scanners and it's obvious for whom you're voting, when you make the mark on the ballot.

85 posted on 10/29/2008 10:14:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Jazz1968

“The old push card ballots were just fine.”

And the fill in the arrow Scantron style is better.

86 posted on 10/29/2008 10:30:43 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Say NO to marxism, say NO to 0bama)
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To: unspun

“The software development of many or most American voting machines was recently subcontracted to a Venezuelan company.”
Yeah, the company that programs the software for the electronic voting machines in 17 U.S. states and D.C. called Smartmatic is underwritten by the Marxist government of President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the minions in his Bolivarian Revolution.

It’s a social revolution that is driven by radical leftist educators and it is built on the educational precepts that Bill Ayers developed and has himself been using for the past 30 years to revolutionize the educational curriculum in Chicago’s public schools to fulfill a radical leftist political agenda.

87 posted on 10/29/2008 11:41:28 PM PDT by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: WesA
In the article, they also mention a problem in WV of 0bama votes turning into McCain votes, so it goes both ways.

BTW, I really doubt this will affect the outcome in Tennessee!

88 posted on 10/29/2008 11:54:09 PM PDT by Dick Holmes
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89 posted on 10/30/2008 12:33:31 AM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: YES on PROP 4. *** MCCAIN-PALIN ***)
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To: MediaMole

Exactly. We learned in the endless lawsuits of 2000, that optical scanning was the most accurate of all the methods available. It’d dead simple and one reason I vote absentee in CA. I do not trust ATM-style “electronic voting” one iota.

90 posted on 10/30/2008 12:37:55 AM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: YES on PROP 4. *** MCCAIN-PALIN ***)
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To: escapefromboston
"How hard would it be to just have paper ballots? "

We used to, but those that need income redistribution could never line up the check box with the names.

91 posted on 10/30/2008 12:47:09 AM PDT by NoLibZone (As insane as McCain is , my principles can't allow someone like Huessein to be president.)
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To: w1andsodidwe; All
Touch screens are a lot less public friendly than you'd think. People get impatient or confused. They're a horrible way to handle voting.

Add in the hackability and closed source software and you'll see the voting process is too important for too broad an audience to be using these horrible Deibold or Sequoia and similar machines.

Here's a video show how, even after re-calibration, the machine still picked the wrong candidates. YouTube

Optical scan is the best of both worlds with fast accurate counting and easy verifiability by hand.

92 posted on 10/30/2008 1:13:45 AM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: YES on PROP 4. *** MCCAIN-PALIN ***)
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To: E=MC2

Sure know how to ruin a guys morning don’t ya?

93 posted on 10/30/2008 4:03:59 AM PDT by pctech
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To: MediaMole

Why is this so hard for those in charge of choosing voting machines to understand?

Is it because they WANT voting to be difficult or easily compromised? Are they just stupid? Did they take bribes from the manufacturers? WHAT? Why do they go out of their way to make it difficult and easy to compromise?

94 posted on 10/30/2008 4:31:35 AM PDT by generally (Don't act stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: NationalConservative
The election is currently being stolen.

Well, the exception is that if it's not CLOSE they can't CHEAT. In 2004 Bush won by a comfortable 5 million votes. I'll settle for that margin. No way the Rats get to dummy up over 5 million.

95 posted on 10/30/2008 9:45:46 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: truthkeeper
If you can't make it to the polls on election day, vote absentee.

Early voting is a form of absentee voting in Davidson County, TN. You can't vote by mail-in absentee in Davidson County unless you certify that you are going to be outside your registered voting precinct the entire election day. You would have me act like a Democrat and lie about it? Since I work on one side of the county and reside on the other, I consider early voting a wonderful invention. I can vote during lunch during my work day instead of standing in lines at the polls before or after work on election day. There's no need to eschew modern conveniences and resort to pen, paper and standing in line for hours on end. I really don't see the opportunity for fraud any more than a one day election. The number of voters are posted each day on the election website. If on election night your final vote total doesn't equal the early voting total plus the election night total, then there's a problem.

96 posted on 10/30/2008 12:46:16 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: SamAdams76
I'm just not getting all this "early voting."

Simple , using the fictional registrations it gives time for the crooked operatives to move around from place to place voting for Obama and other RAT causes. I figure we ought to film the polling places secretly and open up a website where the film can all be downloaded and then checked for the same people appearing in multiple places.

97 posted on 10/30/2008 4:06:03 PM PDT by Nateman (You only have to fool enough of them every two years to plausibly steal the rest.)
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