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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:39 AM

Video of 2012 Voting Machine Altering Vote

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Reply Video of 2012 Voting Machine Altering Vote (Original post)
G_j Nov 2012 OP
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #1
MoonchildCA Nov 2012 #2
G_j Nov 2012 #3
scheming daemons Nov 2012 #4
Sancho Nov 2012 #5
G_j Nov 2012 #6
thecrow Nov 2012 #7
G_j Nov 2012 #8
awake Nov 2012 #9

Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:48 AM

1. WTF!!!!!!Has this been reported????

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:51 AM

2. That's one of the scariest things I've ever seen!

Where is that from?

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Response to MoonchildCA (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:55 AM

3. this was posted on youtube,

"My wife and I went to the voting booths this morning before work. There were 4 older ladies running the show and 3 voting booths that are similar to a science fair project in how they fold up. They had an oval VOTE logo on top center and a cartridge slot on the left that the volunteers used to start your ballot.

I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode. I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine. Next I deselected her and started at the top of Romney's name and started tapping very closely together to find the 'active areas'. From the top of Romney's button down to the bottom of the black checkbox beside Obama's name was all active for Romney. From the bottom of that same checkbox to the bottom of the Obama button (basically a small white sliver) is what let me choose Obama. Stein's button was fine. All other buttons worked fine.

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.

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."

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:56 AM

4. That looks like a fake/doctored video...

...those come out every election.


Snopes debunks them every four years.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:01 AM

5. This is exactly what I saw happen in Fl in 2004...

My wife and I witnessed this while voting in neighboring booths. I shut down the line complaining about the the machine, and I was asked to leave. The machine was "reset" and put back in service. The election supervisor threatened me if I interfered with the election. I wanted the machine impounded. Never happened.

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Response to Sancho (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:05 AM

6. of course you are obligated to report such errors immediately

not that it did anything but get you seen as a 'trouble maker'.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:20 AM

7. PLEASE STOP POSTING THIS!

Last edited Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:28 AM - Edit history (1)

This has got to be the sixth time I've seen it this morning!

Edit: As Obama says, Don't boo, Vote! By all means, report it. I tried to but couldn't find a place to do it on the OFA site... !

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Response to thecrow (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:24 AM

8. according to a search for "2012 Voting Machines Altering Votes" the video title,

there is one other post in another forum

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:45 AM

9. If this happens then Call the DOJ Hotline: 1-800-869-4499

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