Skip to comments.2012 Voting Machines Altering Votes
Posted on 11/06/2012 8:35:28 AM PST by Orange1998
"I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said "It's nothing to worry about, everything will be OK." and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video".
Simple Calibration error nothing to see here.
Just what we need...fuel for Obozo to invalidate the election that we would have won fair and square. Maybe this is a Libtard prank or setup. If it’s real, I want those responsible fitted for stripes.
Heeeeee Heeeeeeee a Bambi vote turns into Mitt Vote! Wonder what happens when voter pushes the Romney button?
You get an electric shock.
That may also be a fake. Watch it very, very carefully for little “jumps” indicating edits.
In any case, stuff like this is why I hate touchscreen machines. They used optical scan ballots here (fill in the circle, just like the SAT). Personally I think whatever the automated method, you should get a “receipt,” date/time stamped and with the precinct and number of the machine, with your voting choices on it.
That is what it looks like to me. He should try pushing at the bottom of the Obama button or a little lower.
Yeah. Funny how the voter didn’t try pushing the, “Romney,” button to show what happens.
This is trickery. Probably an 0bama-sponsored ploy to establish cause for a lawsuit. Notice how the field of view of this video is narrowed and cropped. Something fishy here.
In Texas, every machine is checked for accuracy before being put into service. We have had two or three machines in early voting that were not working correctly but it was caught before the voter punched the “vote” button and these machines were taken out of service and recalibrated and checked before being put back in service or were left out and not used again in this election.
Machines are just that, machines, and a few can screw up. The faulty ones in Texas were found and removed.
Remember, these machines are not connected to the internet so can’t be hacked.
I am extremely skeptical of that video.
Yes, we use touch screens on machines at work and this sort of thing is fairly common.
Why is this a problem?
Great idea, and Agreed!
This supposedly shows a touch screen tap for Obama causing the Romney check to light up.
Look at the 3 second mark. The finger jumps — there is a cut of some sort.
It’s probably fake.
That is a pretty funny video. Sounds like the Black Congressional Caucus needs to hold hearings on this.
“everything will be OK”
Mr Fixit will take care of everything.
I just voted in Farmers Branch, Texas. Paper ballot, hand marked. No shenanigans whatsoever.
God Bless Texas.
There is not supposed to be CAMERAS in the voting areas. So how did this guy get this done? Obvious fake set up.
Do we have to ask for paper ballots? I early voted and everything appeared to be electronic.
I suppose it depends upon the precinct. Mine used electronic voting machines in the primary, but today there were no machines in sight, except for the official drop box, which tallies the votes as the ballots are inserted.
There is nothing in the video to show that this is a voting machine, or at a polling place, or occurring today. It could be an image on a computer screen, easily generated, with an animation showing the checkmark appearing as the user is touching the screen on his computer.
That said, the background noise adds some realism.
Personally I think whatever the automated method, you should get a receipt, date/time stamped and with the precinct and number of the machine, with your voting choices on it.
Here is where it’s all happening. Voter is still standing behind his story. His comments are below.
EDIT: There is a lot of speculation that the footage is edited. I’m not a video guy, but if it’s possible to prove whether a video has been altered or not, I will GLADLY provide the raw footage to anyone who is willing to do so. The jumping frames are a result of the shitty camera app on my Android phone, nothing more.
EDIT2: I have been contacted by NBC Universal and BBC News.
EDIT3: A lot of news agencies are now messaging me here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
He’s from Salem, MA, so the machines are entirely controlled by Dems, state and local.
I understand the sentiment, but this is a bad idea as it facilitates fraud.
Suppose democrat operative Mallory offers Bob a pack of smokes if Bob will vote straight Dem. If the voting machine presents him with a receipt as you said, he could take the receipt out to Mallory, and she could verify that Bob did, in fact vote as instructed. As is, with a secret ballot, Bob can claim he voted Dem, when in fact, he did not. Now, if you were intending that you'd take that receipt and deposit it in a ballot box right there, as a means for providing an audit trail for the electronic votes, I'm all for it.
EDIT4: This has blown up and I'm being bombarded by the media. I'm taking the second half of the day off and will be home in about 1 hour to start responding to the media.
Says he’s married, but has an okcupid site that says he’s single. He is an IT worker by profession. I’m a little suspicious.
He is going to respond to media then the fact checking starts. Lets see where this goes.
Youtube posting has made it to Yahoo front page. Interesting.