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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:55 PM

Presidential Election Still Imperiled by Power Outages in 6+ States Where E-Voting is Forced

Source: BRAD BLOG



Presidential Election Still Imperiled by Power Outages in 6+ States Where E-Voting is Forced

With just 5 days to go until the nation holds its next Presidential Election, power remains out in large swaths of the Eastern Seaboard, according to Google Maps' special Hurricane Sandy power outage map.

The outages persist in a number of states which force the majority of their voters to use 100% unverifiable electronic voting machines to cast their votes at the polls on Election Day. If power is out at the polling place on Election Day in those states, voters may not be able to cast their vote at all.

As we warned before Sandy barreled ashore earlier this week, the ability of voters to vote at all --- presuming polling places are not flooded and voters are able to get to them --- is imperiled by states such as Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and even Ohio, all of which force all, or some of their voters to vote on systems which simply do not work if they do not have power.

While most of those states require a small percentage of emergency paper ballots be made available at the precincts, that number is unlikely to be enough in the event that voting machines are unavailable all day at the polls on November 6th. Moreover, battery backups on the electronic touch-screen systems are unreliable at best and, even when working, can only be counted on for a small number of hours…

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bkkyosemite Nov 2012 #1
lexw Nov 2012 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2012 #3
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8 track mind Nov 2012 #4
davidpdx Nov 2012 #6

Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. I'm sure they can get another state to print the ballots and vote paper ballots

Start printing now and fly them in by helicopter...what they don't want to...hmmm voter suppression....they can get them printed.

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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:25 PM

2. I imagine the Romney camp is going to use this to protest, when they eventually lose.

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Response to BradBlog (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:46 PM

3. The desire for instant results is a disease. Get rid of ALL voting machines. Count paper ballots.

Machine voting of any kind stinks and is absolutely unnecessary.

If the electorate is addicted to instant everything, you can still use paper ballots for verification, as an adjunct to the machines.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:26 PM

5. At a minimum, they should give you the choice of which to use.

 

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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:06 PM

4. i know it wouldnt happen, but

Get the national guard, fema, other branches of the military to loan them generators. They have more than enough to get the polling places up and running. Just a thought.....

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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:06 PM

6. I would hope they could get enough ballots printed to go with paper

It might actually be a blessing in disguise if we didn't have to use the voting machines because it would thwart the effort of Republicans to steal votes.

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