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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:57 AM

Do not vote a straight Democratic ticket.

Please make sure you vote individually for each candidate. Straight ticket votes can be flipped. Please take the time to mark each vote individually and then review your vote before exiting the booth.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251173843

This happened in Austin, Texas but can happen and does happen elsewhere.

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Reply Do not vote a straight Democratic ticket. (Original post)
efhmc Oct 2012 OP
DearHeart Oct 2012 #1
efhmc Oct 2012 #5
Hissyspit Oct 2012 #100
MrModerate Oct 2012 #112
HappyMe Oct 2012 #2
efhmc Oct 2012 #6
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #114
efhmc Oct 2012 #118
HappyMe Oct 2012 #119
efhmc Oct 2012 #128
w8liftinglady Oct 2012 #3
efhmc Oct 2012 #8
Jazzgirl Oct 2012 #33
MagickMuffin Oct 2012 #41
robinlynne Oct 2012 #109
w8liftinglady Oct 2012 #113
robinlynne Oct 2012 #126
bullwinkle428 Oct 2012 #4
efhmc Oct 2012 #11
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #86
davidpdx Oct 2012 #134
w8liftinglady Oct 2012 #7
Lex Oct 2012 #9
efhmc Oct 2012 #13
sadbear Oct 2012 #10
w8liftinglady Oct 2012 #16
southernyankeebelle Oct 2012 #18
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efhmc Oct 2012 #19
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efhmc Oct 2012 #15
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frazzled Oct 2012 #17
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efhmc Oct 2012 #96
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No Vested Interest Oct 2012 #53
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efhmc Oct 2012 #24
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efhmc Oct 2012 #29
ProSense Oct 2012 #28
CreekDog Oct 2012 #49
hamsterjill Oct 2012 #25
efhmc Oct 2012 #30
Mnemosyne Oct 2012 #31
efhmc Oct 2012 #32
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CrispyQ Oct 2012 #35
efhmc Oct 2012 #43
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The Last Democrat Oct 2012 #87
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efhmc Oct 2012 #93
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Gothmog Oct 2012 #81
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efhmc Oct 2012 #116
TroglodyteScholar Oct 2012 #131
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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:58 AM

1. Never vote straight ticket!

Will not give them any opportunities to flip my vote!!

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Response to DearHeart (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 PM

5. I have preached this to the people in my precinct but many long time voters

have done it for years and think it is still safe to do.

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Response to DearHeart (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:51 PM

100. I couldn't, anyway.

There was one Democratic county commissioner I know personally who is a complete crook and I would never vote for him for a million years. So it was: Vote for every other Dem individually.

Luckily, I enjoy filling in the little ovals.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #100)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:26 AM

112. Similarly, in my congressional district . . .

The Democratic spot was hijacked by a LaRoucheite loon (because the Texas Democratic Party has given up on the district, sadly).

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:59 AM

2. I always do that.

I figure it may be harder to mess with.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:01 PM

6. Folks in a hurry. They think it is safe.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:28 AM

114. Makes you wonder what exciting thing they have going on in the next three minutes

Must be something world-shattering.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #114)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:15 AM

118. When actually what is earth shaking is in their hands at that moment.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #114)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:19 AM

119. Something on Facebook

or a tweet.

The first time my dad took me to vote, he told me to mark each candidate. This was way back in the day when there were these giant voting machines. Little metal toggle like switches in front of each name/issue. WHen you pulled the big lever to open the curtain, it registered your vote.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #119)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:11 PM

128. this info has been passed down for three generations in my family now.

Applies even more so now days.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 PM

3. I saw the same thing in Arlington,Texas

I have already alerted our candidates here.

The Romney voting machine being used here.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:02 PM

8. As if we don't have enough of an uphill battle.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:36 PM

33. Thanks w8liftinglady.

I am in Arlington and just told another friend about it. Thanks for letting me know it's happening here. I usually always vote individually. I have always suspected with these damn machines they were doing it here.

Thanks for watching out for us Texans!

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:48 PM

41. I just sent you a PM, but wanted to include this info here as well!

I saw your post about the vote switching in Arlington. Did you witness this happening?

I'm about to contact the Election Admin Steve Raborn about this. He assured me that the machines here in Tarrant County cannot be hacked or switched or tampered with at all. Perhaps it is time to send him some info about this.

Steve Raborn <SRRaborn@TarrantCounty.com>

He is pretty good at responding to emails, or at least he has never failed to answer mine.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #41)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:42 PM

109. which machines are these that are unhackable?

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #109)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:34 AM

113. we used the Hart systems without the optional paper trail.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #113)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:07 PM

126. Hart is owned by HIG, which in turn is owned by Bain CApital investors, including Romney.

Of course that has nothing to do with hackability, just an aside.

There is no such thing is a non hackable computer, really.

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Response to efhmc (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 PM

4. I've always personally felt more comfortable filling in the circle for

every single Democratic candidate rather than taking the easy way out by just taking care of that single one.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:03 PM

11. Plus when there is no Dem challenger to the repug, I take

great joy in voting for a green or other.

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