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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:24 PM

Florida Flawed Ballots

http://fldemocracy2012.com/2012/10/23/teams-begin-processing-flawed-absentee-ballots/

October 23, 2012 at 11:55 am
RIVIERA BEACH- Nine teams started Monday on a process that would last through Election Day: copying and processing thousands of flawed absentee ballots.
Of the absentee ballots that have been returned to the county, 8,000 of them were unreadable by machines. They must be individually copied by humans to go back into the machines.
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said, “We’re just here to make an exact duplicate of the ballot.”
Bucher says the issue came from the printer in Arizona, and that fault does not lie with the county. <SNIP>

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abumbyanyothername Oct 2012 OP
UCmeNdc Oct 2012 #1
bkkyosemite Oct 2012 #2
HooptieWagon Oct 2012 #3
smorkingapple Oct 2012 #4
abumbyanyothername Oct 2012 #5
HooptieWagon Oct 2012 #6
davidpdx Oct 2012 #9
LisaL Oct 2012 #7
flamingdem Oct 2012 #8

Response to abumbyanyothername (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:26 PM

1. Sure, here we go!

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Response to abumbyanyothername (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:27 PM

2. GAWD!

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Response to abumbyanyothername (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:29 PM

3. Brought to you by Palm Beach County...

Home of the butterfly ballot.

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Response to abumbyanyothername (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:29 PM

4. I'm more worried about how complicated some of these ballot initiatives are

They're obviously designed to slow people down at the polls and discourage folks from waiting in line.

I have two Masters degrees and an Ivy league degree and I had to read thru each question 2 times just to make sure i understood what was being asked.

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Response to smorkingapple (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:31 PM

5. I have a law degree

and I am a political junkie. And I cast a vote on a ballot proposition that I wish I could have back this year.

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Response to smorkingapple (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:35 PM

6. The amendments were put on the ballot by the repukes just for that reason...

To confuse and slow down the voting process.

Note to those who haven't voted yet:
It is not necessary to read the amendments.
Vote "NO" on ALL the amendments.
Vote "YES" on the Judge retentions.

This will save time and speed up voting, thus greater chances of success for Dems. Pass the word.

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Response to smorkingapple (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:39 AM

9. I feel the same way about ballot initiatives

I have a MBA and am a doctoral student. Because I watch the issues closely, I only have to struggle on one or two. We had 9 initiatives this year and I knew how I was going to vote before I got my ballot on 7 of the 9. Only voted yes on 4. My general rule of thumb is if after studying the issues I still have doubts I'll vote no to be on the safe side.

It helps that Oregon has vote by mail so we can take our time reading through stuff before marking our ballot. The first 5 years I voted I went to a physical polling place and haven't done so since. Voted by email in both the primary and general election this year since I'm an overseas absentee voter.

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Response to abumbyanyothername (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:37 PM

7. I think that might even beat hanging chads.

If it comes down to FL again, we might never find out what the results of the elections are.

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Response to abumbyanyothername (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:49 PM

8. Oy vey, and so it begins n/t

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