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RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama
Washington Examiner ^ | 11-1-2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 11/02/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by smoothsailing

November 1, 2012

RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama

Joel Gehrke

Following reports that swing state voters attempting to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney saw the machine check President Obama’s 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 Obama’s name lit up,” the paper noted. “It took [the voter] three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.”

 


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; cheating; corruption; democrats; elections; obama; romney; soros

1 posted on 11/02/2012 10:00:56 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Where are those OSCE monitors now??


2 posted on 11/02/2012 10:02:39 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: smoothsailing

I love my paper ballot.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 10:03:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smoothsailing

It’s really sad that this has to be pushed as an issue at all. But, these are the times in which we live.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 10:04:24 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: smoothsailing

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.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 10:07:49 AM PDT by Adder (Sha Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Goodbye!)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: smoothsailing

peemptive vote fraud


7 posted on 11/02/2012 10:11:10 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: smoothsailing

No excuse for this, so soon before the election. Who is minding the store ?


8 posted on 11/02/2012 10:13:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: cripplecreek

“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?


9 posted on 11/02/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

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.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 10:23:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

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?


11 posted on 11/02/2012 10:28:18 AM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: smoothsailing

If it is simply mechanical error, why is all the ‘’error’’ benefitting Obama?


12 posted on 11/02/2012 10:30:36 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Who is minding the store ?

You need to ask?

13 posted on 11/02/2012 10:32:09 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 10:34:19 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: Adder

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.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 10:37:38 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally

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.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 10:54:03 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: unixfox

Guess who has contract for vote machine maintenance and calibration, at least in Nevada its SEIU.....

Yep SEIU..... SEUI!


17 posted on 11/02/2012 10:57:43 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 11:04:57 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: smoothsailing

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.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 11:22:53 AM PDT by airedale
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To: unixfox

All bets are off if that communist manages to steal this election!

Ugly is to mild a term for what will happen...


20 posted on 11/02/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: generally

If this is a calibration error, why are the errors all going in zero’s direction. This is just fraud plain and simple. We are now no better then a third world shit whole country.

Makes me sick!


21 posted on 11/02/2012 11:28:47 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: airedale

Quite possible that the election will be stolen. The seemingly bizarre poll numbers may simply be cover for massive vote fraud. If the MSM polls are calling it a close Obama victory then nobody will be shocked if it happens that way, even though we know the polls are skewed with an oversampling of Dems.

The only way to stop fraud is the Canadian system. We have scrutineers from each party at every polling booth. The metal box is locked when it gets to the polling station. It is opened in the presence of all scrutineers. They all count the number of ballots in the box. Each ballot has to be initialled before it’s given to the voter. When the voter brings back the marked ballot the piece with the initials is torn off before it goes in the box. Any spoiled ballot is initialled by each of the scrutineers and put in a separate envelope. When the voting is done, each ballot is shown to every scrutineer and counted at least twice. Any disputed ballot is put in a separate envelope that is sealed and initialled by the scrutineer. The tally at each poll has to be certified by each scrutineer. I’ve worked in polls many times and this is about as foolproof a system as I’ve seen for ensuring that votes are not miscounted. And having to produce ID in order to vote greatly reduces the risk of ineligible voters. Electronic voting has the potential for totalitarianism - see Hugo Chavez


22 posted on 11/02/2012 11:34:36 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: woodenickel
If this is a calibration error, why are the errors all going in zero’s direction.

Because it's NOT a calibration error? That would be my guess...

23 posted on 11/02/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbOuxqK2T34)
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To: smoothsailing

Must be just a coincidence that none of the votes are going from hussein to Romney.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 11:55:56 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: smoothsailing

Nah, there’s no voter fraud.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 11:59:49 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: littleharbour

The Canadian system sounds like a great idea and should be instituted immediately.

But with so many Democrats running so many things, and with far too many spineless Republicans in the House and Senate, it will never be accepted because it minimizes fraud, and we all know that with the lack of action by Republicans in power, they don’t care about it.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 12:27:22 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: erlayman

That’s another reason (in addition to the possibility of major disruptions from weather, etc, on Election Day) why an extended voting period (minimum two weeks IMO) should be standard procedure.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 12:35:58 PM PDT by stroll
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To: MNGal

I read something about the miscalibration of these voting machines several months ago. As I recall these machines were supplied by George Soros people. Does anyone have that story? There was plenty of time ahead of this election for the RNC to check this out and not wait until 4 days before the election to look into it.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 12:52:05 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

How do we know they are all benefiting Obama? Perhaps only Romney voters are diligent enough to confirm their vote.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: smoothsailing

Think about down ticket races. Would you notice?

You need a machine with your votes and your voter number (ordinal). Put the results online with a searcheable code that gives the vote totals by precinct. This garbage would end quickly.

Perhaps not, though. With government such a rich prize the Willie Suttons of the world are bound to find a way to rob elections. This is simply another reason why government needs to be smaller.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 1:36:24 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: smoothsailing

“RNC pushes”

Pushes?!!Pushing is what the Country Club crowd does with their drinks at the bar.

when dealing with ‘Rats with criminal intent ya gotta demonstrate a little more enthusiasm!!!


31 posted on 11/02/2012 2:04:12 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: littleharbour

“scrutineers”, I like that word!

We should all be scrutineers. It gives us a fighting chance.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 2:52:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: generally
I have a touchscreen GPS that is constantly out of calibration. I type A and get B, B and get C, etc.

Let me guess...it's a Tom Tom.

33 posted on 11/02/2012 3:51:23 PM PDT by Jotmo (Whoever said, "The pen is mightier than the sword." has clearly never been stabbed to death.)
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To: GraceG

They directed me to feed my own ballot into the reader.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 4:10:12 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Jotmo

Actually it’s a Garmin. But it’s from 2005, very early on the market, so I’m assuming they’ve improved since then. I go through the recalibrate procedure and it fails, then suddenly one day it works ok.

It also reboots itself whenever it can’t find a street in its database. Talk about ungraceful error handling. Serious software fail. I’d be ashamed to have written that.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 5:53:40 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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