Skip to comments.RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama
Posted on 11/02/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by smoothsailing
November 1, 2012
Following reports that swing state voters attempting to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney saw the machine check President Obamas name instead, the Republican National Committee is pushing six states to ensure that ballots are properly cast.
I understand that, in a significant number of cases, voting machines in your states have populated a vote for Barack Obama when a voter cast his or her ballot for Mitt Romney, wrote RNC chief counsel John Phillipe to secretaries of state in Nevada, Ohio, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri, and Colorado. I further understand that the causes of this problem are varied, and include miscalibration and hyper-sensitivity of the machines, he acknowledged. But he called for four actions at the state level:
1. All voting machines be recalibrated before Election Day.
2. Additional technicians in the event of further issues.
3. Sign notification reminding voters to double-check the correctness of their ballot in the machine before final submission.
4. Verbal guidance to remind voters to make sure that the ballot they cast is correct.
I believe these common-sense steps will greatly assist voters on Election Day, he wrote.
Yesterday, the Marion Star (Ohio) reported on voting problems such as what Phillipe described. Upon selecting Mitt Romney on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obamas name lit up, the paper noted. It took [the voter] three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.
Where are those OSCE monitors now??
I love my paper ballot.
It’s really sad that this has to be pushed as an issue at all. But, these are the times in which we live.
I keep asking and get no answer: why has this NOT been an issue before? Same machines, at least here in NC. Never heard of “calibration” issues.
I will say that my early voting site had numerous written warnings and verbal instructions to check your ballot carefully. I checked 3 times and looked at the paper record window to be sure it said Mitt before i hit the record vote button.
Be dilligent and vigilant, folks.
The thing that worries me the most is a stolen election. With the electronic machines there are so many ways the votes can be manipulated without our even knowing.
peemptive vote fraud
No excuse for this, so soon before the election. Who is minding the store ?
“I love my paper ballot.”
Oh they just sort the romney ones out and toss them before feeding them to the tally machines...
Made you feel better, didn’t I?
I feed them into the machine myself and I’m on a first name basis with everybody working the polling place. Small towns are a great voter fraud deterrent.
Same thing here.
The thing that bugs me is what are they going to do for the Romney early voters that did not catch the fraud?
If it is simply mechanical error, why is all the ‘’error’’ benefitting Obama?
You need to ask?
If Romney loses because he doesn’t win one of those states by a close margin, then he needs to challenge the results based on this issue. Regardless, people need to be prosecuted - this is no less than treason.
Calibration is real. I have a touchscreen GPS that is constantly out of calibration. I type A and get B, B and get C, etc.
But there is no excuse for this in a voting machine. The touch-sensitive areas should be separated widely enough that there is no chance of miscounting.
Sounds like voter fraud to me.
I always ask for a paper ballot. Dems can manufacture votes on paper, too, but it is much easier for them to do it electronically.
As a computer programmer of many years, my view would be that it was no accident. Computers only perform per the programming. If hacked and the program is modified, it can be made to do per the hacker’s modified instructions.
Most programs must have a ‘default’ option. A simple hack would be to hack the default logic for an “invalid” entry (i.e. the input not understood due to too light finger pressure or finger pressure off center of the read area) to default to a certain choice...i.e. the hacker’s choice for the election.
Now, let’s see....hhhmmmm....which of the two major political parties in the USA have a long record of vote fraud? Toughie that question....is it the Romney camp hacking the machines to default to Obama?
110% must be/s.
Guess who has contract for vote machine maintenance and calibration, at least in Nevada its SEIU.....
Yep SEIU..... SEUI!
One advantage of enlongated voting is that it does give time for these voting machines with ‘problems’ or other ‘anomalies’
to thoroughly surface. I gave out the last 4 digits of my SSN to poll workers this morning, for example, and only later discovered it was probably a last minute poorly thought out procedure that was beginning to get coverage. Reading up on it first probably wouldn’t have made the same decision on election day.
In the States and specific voting districts involved so far which party controls the department responsible for the voting machines? I’ll bet there is a pattern.
All bets are off if that communist manages to steal this election!
Ugly is to mild a term for what will happen...
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