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Pueblo GOP: Machines switched Romney votes to Obama
KRDO Newschannel 13 ^ | Nov 02, 2012 | Lindsay Watts

Posted on 11/05/2012 8:09:34 AM PST by george76

The Colorado Secretary of State's Office is investigating after some Pueblo voters say voting machines switched their pick from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama.

The Pueblo County Republican Party said they've heard of more than a dozen reports of the problem.

One voter, who didn't want to use her name, told KRDO Newschannel 13 that when she hit the touchscreen for Romney, a check mark appeared next to Obama's name. She said she asked for help to fix the problem, but still feels unsure about her vote.

"I wonder where my vote really counted," she said.

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The machine voting error is also being investigated in Mesa and Arapahoe counties and in several other states. The Republican National Committee has contacted secretaries of state in Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, North Carolina, Kansas and Missouri asking for machines to be tested before election day.

(Excerpt) Read more at krdo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Florida; US: Missouri; US: Nevada; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 11/05/2012 8:09:34 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

This is actually easy to do

When you start your GPS (on some models) you have to ‘calibrate’ it by touching four spots in each corner so it can read your input more accurately

All they have to do is wait for the calibratiosn screen, and then touch four pre-planned DIFFERENT spots, and the screen will shift votes to obama


2 posted on 11/05/2012 8:12:36 AM PST by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Mr. K

This is actually easy to do”

...Great News!


3 posted on 11/05/2012 8:13:45 AM PST by albie
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To: george76

Why the heck does the GOP put up with this crap?


4 posted on 11/05/2012 8:14:17 AM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: george76

a few old ladies who don’t know how to use touch screens and graze the wrong field with their trailing finger before hitting the correct field.

The story does not say whether the error was corrected before the vote was entered.

This is sensationalism and undermines the democratic process to suggest there is a conspiracy of any sort with absolutely no proof whatsoever.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 8:20:31 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Mr. K

Honestly, messing with voting machines, or vote fraud of any kind, should be met with a mandatory five year prison sentence - for the first offense. And even ‘joking’ about having voted several times should be treated like screaming fire in a theater or bomb on an airplane - NO TOLERANCE and a mandatory visit by law enforcement.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 8:22:25 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: babble-on

I agree, every report I’ve read sounds like touchscreen calibration error or operator error. I suspect if we trolled thru the DUmp and elsewhere we’d find stories of Obama votes being changed to Romney.

There are more important issues to waste time worrying about. This is noise until proven otherwise, and I don’t think it ever will be.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 8:24:04 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

>>I agree, every report I’ve read sounds like touchscreen calibration error or operator error. I suspect if we trolled thru the DUmp and elsewhere we’d find stories of Obama votes being changed to Romney.

for some reason I haven’t heard about the machines changing Obama votes to Romney votes though. It’s always been the other way around and I visit both conservative and liberal websites to see what each other is saying and thinking. Haven’t heard a peep about Obama votes being changed just Romney’s.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 8:34:19 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: george76

The DNC and their minions are trying to illegally rig an election.

This is racketeering and several of them belong in federal prison for doing so.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 8:37:44 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: jsanders2001

“for some reason I haven’t heard about the machines changing Obama votes to Romney votes though.”

That’s what bothers me. I’ve heard at least a half dozen different reports of this kind of thing in all different parts of the country, yet it’s always in the direction of benefiting Obama rather than Romney. Admittedly, millions of votes have been cast, so if there were a widespread conspiracy, arguably there would be a torrent of such reports. Nevertheless, in a close election, not that many votes have to be stolen to make a difference. So in that context, it’s disturbing to see the persistence of reports that would favor Obama if indeed there were a systematic effort to swing the election using this approach.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 8:48:15 AM PST by DrC
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To: Mr. K

Most likely this is a result of not calibrating the machines rather than someone purposely miscalibrating them. They should have a checklist for setting up each machine which includes calibration. This step is either missing from their checklist, or the poll workers are being lazy and not even looking at the checklist.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 8:54:49 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: george76
...touchscreen....

Phooey!

12 posted on 11/05/2012 8:55:28 AM PST by onedoug
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To: babble-on
a few old ladies who don’t know how to use touch screens and graze the wrong field with their trailing finger before hitting the correct field.

The story does not say whether the error was corrected before the vote was entered.

This is sensationalism and undermines the democratic process to suggest there is a conspiracy of any sort with absolutely no proof whatsoever.


Actually, it's within the realm of possibility. I install and configure touch-screen kiosks for a living. It's not that hard to deliberately mis-calibrate them.

That said, I am NOT saying it happened here - only that it could happen.

The weakest link in this whole process is the group of individuals that set these things up. Hopefully anyone caught in deliberate shenanigans of this kind would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

My guess? If it actually happened and it wasn't human error on the voter's part, I'd bet the installers skipped the calibration step. Not a deliberate, tin-foil hat thing, just hurry-up-and-get-these-things-set-up carelessness on the installer's part.

The Republican party representatives calling for the errant voting machines to be re-calibrated is a good call, IMHO.

13 posted on 11/05/2012 8:59:46 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: george76
Why are these machines not impounded immediately? This is evidence of tampering. Once or twice a ‘fluke’ but state after state, polling place after polling place, a conspiracy begins to become evident.
14 posted on 11/05/2012 9:00:57 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: george76
My job is troubleshooting. I do it 12 hours a day... What we do is visualize a chain of actions and events, in order, look at the data and select common points of interest/failure. Patterns are usually the key to solving a problem.

I wrote this off in the beginning as just a fluke, user created issue or maybe a couple of faulty touch screens... without data it is difficult to say without guessing wildly.

Problem is, it's becoming rampant and reported all over the place. If this were truly user error or machine problems, we would most likely be seeing just as many complaints from bozo voters about their vote being switched to Romney... and the noise would be 10X louder if that were the case. I've seen nothing, not one instance. I can see how the default setup of the machine may have something to do with the lop-sided error rate, but in the name of fairness the button positions should be randomized to prevent such a thing from happening in the first place.

I don't follow along with conspiracies all that often, but I'm starting to think that there just may be something going on here. After all of these years we cannot seem to produce an electronic method of voting that is reliable and secure. I find that simply appalling. Most of these things are programming 101, but we got our software from some Chinese high-school science project instead. We should be able to see the vote totals in real-time and recounts should be a thing of the past. It's getting VERY frustrating to me, it's NOT hard at all!

15 posted on 11/05/2012 9:50:47 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: george76

I can’t believe we have SEIU goons managing our voting machines.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 11:06:31 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Honestly, messing with voting machines, or vote fraud of any kind, should be met with a mandatory five year prison sentence - for the first offense. And even ‘joking’ about having voted several times should be treated like screaming fire in a theater or bomb on an airplane - NO TOLERANCE and a mandatory visit by law enforcement.

Gross Voter Fraud is treason and should be treated as such


17 posted on 11/05/2012 11:41:46 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG
Gross Voter Fraud is treason and should be treated as such

I agree. The punishment for treason is death. Hang em!

Make a few examples and this sh!t would end.

18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:09:39 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Mad_as_heck

Why the heck does the GOP put up with this crap?
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It doesn’t look like they are this time... FOR ONCE.

Having said that, it’s OUR responsibility to make sure this crap doesn’t go through. We can’t be liberals, depending on the gummint to hold our hands. We have to take matters into our own hands if we want this solved.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 8:09:02 PM PST by Luircin (Don't like Romney? Blame the conservative circular firing squad.)
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To: COBOL2Java

coinkidinky that the votes all go for bammy boy...


20 posted on 11/05/2012 8:19:38 PM PST by cherry
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To: george76
I hate to tell you the French are smarter than the Americans,......

......but in France you can ONLY vote on election day, you MUST show 1)Picture ID, 2)voter card and your 3) "voter's book," no exceptions.. ...There is NO SUCH THING as a "provisional ballot." The national vote is tabulated and reported 15 minutes after the polls close.

Which makes them horrid racists, as any decent Democrat can tell you.

21 posted on 11/05/2012 8:38:08 PM PST by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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