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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:55 PM

Anyone else think DU should have an stickie containing info on reporting voting irregularities...

Contact numbers and information on how to report incidences?

Perhaps even keep a tab on States and Counties where the problems occur, etc.

I just tried looking for a post that contained contact information and I'm going to have to resort to a DU search for it - just thought it'd be easier to have a Stickie at the top of the GD forum, Politics 2012, Latest Breaking News Forums.

Hate to say it but it may come in handy..

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Reply Anyone else think DU should have an stickie containing info on reporting voting irregularities... (Original post)
nc4bo Oct 2012 OP
KaryninMiami Oct 2012 #1
nc4bo Oct 2012 #2
cliffordu Oct 2012 #3
nc4bo Oct 2012 #4
marions ghost Oct 2012 #5
leveymg Oct 2012 #6
nc4bo Oct 2012 #7
leveymg Oct 2012 #8

Response to nc4bo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. And how would anyone know if there were irregularities in the machines?

Without access to source codes or a system in place that includes random spot checking in multiple districts comparing intent with actual numbers (or hand counting opti-scan ballots), how would we know if there's anything to report? They can verify that the numbers of persons voting matches the number of votes cast- but not that the votes cast match what the machine is tabulating without accessing the coding of the machines which as far as I know, is not something any of the manufacturers (all GOP owned) permit.

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:02 PM

2. Just read a post about vote flipping in Texas.

Big huge sigh of "here we go".

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251173843

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Response to nc4bo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:03 PM

3. ABSOLUTELY.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:06 PM

4. Sad isn't it.

But the info should be easy to find and contain procedures on what to do.

Just tossing this post out there to see if there's enough interest in doing it so DU Admin. would consider it a good idea.

Less than 2 weeks - lots of early voting going on and GE coming up fast.

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Response to nc4bo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:17 PM

5. great idea --

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Response to nc4bo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:29 PM

6. If you observe anything wrong at the poll, just tell the Democratic poll watcher. They'll be there.

No need to go hunting around for the phone umber of third party organizations or the FBI.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:36 PM

7. Wouldn't that be just the sort of thing to "stickie"?

There are lots of regular DUers here (self included as you are too) that know what to do but there are also many not as informed.

I've been posting info on my FB page about voter intimidation, irregularities, etc. and what to do about it and just thought it a good idea to have a list of easy to find info, which was why I needed to do a DU search.

This post isn't a hair on fire post or concern troll post.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:55 PM

8. That's fine, but a lot of what I'm seeing posted here lately on the subject is just plain bad info

Everything from posts urging people to video record their voting experience -- illegal in many states -- to posts listing the FBI telephone number in Washington, DC.

It's really not that complicated. Virtually every precinct will have a Democratic poll watcher who has a cell phone with a Democratic operations center on speed dial. Many places will also have a trained election protection worker on site or nearby.

This I am sure of.

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