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Mon May 27, 2013, 12:02 PM

I'm checking at county level tomorrow, suspicious election results...

I and others have a strong sense that the election we just ran was tampered with. This is not a "sour grapes" thread. I'm concerned -

1) There were ballot errors in one precinct of a running mate of mine (her name didn't appear when the primary voter should have seen it as a Democrat). The judge of elections noted it at the precinct.

2) There was a very big spread by the other side that were predicted to the exact number by a "political foe", giving newcomers who campaigned poorly and nastily 70% to 30% leads. We all campaigned door to door and knew who we were talking to.

3) I'm willing to concede my loss for the above numbers, but knowing 2 out of my 4 districts as well as I do, the numbers did not make sense. I will know more when I see actual voter rolls.

4) iVotronics (no paper trail, programs that can be tampered with)


Anyone have advice other than getting copy of voter rolls and trying to undertake some type of exit poll, based on the voters we all talked to? In the past, we caught an open primary being conducted and prepared for that possibility this time. Then... WAM... the persons who would have challenged the machine here were promptly SWEPT. Is there ANY way to see if the programming was tampered with?

Thanks.

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Reply I'm checking at county level tomorrow, suspicious election results... (Original post)
MrMickeysMom May 2013 OP
patrice May 2013 #1
Wilms May 2013 #2
MrMickeysMom May 2013 #4
Wilms May 2013 #6
MrMickeysMom May 2013 #7
Wilms May 2013 #10
MrMickeysMom May 2013 #9
elleng May 2013 #3
MrMickeysMom May 2013 #5
Anansi1171 May 2013 #8

Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:04 PM

1. K&R

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:07 PM

2. There's something called a Ballot Definition File.

It's not the voting machine program, but the programming of the election. I'd want to see that.

Is there straight-party voting??

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Response to Wilms (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:53 PM

4. Yes, you can vote straight party.

I think I should look up what you refer to... so I can keep up with you.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:58 PM

6. Do that.

Here's an article from Voter's Unite:

http://www.votersunite.org/info/ballotprogrammingintro.asp

If there is a problem with the BDF there's no way to figure out the real result unless it's OpScan and you can hand count.

With paperless DRE's, it's not possible.

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Response to Wilms (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2013, 01:02 PM

7. Will read this in a while, meanwhile...

The primary was May 21st and I have a window of time to challenge it.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #7)

Mon May 27, 2013, 07:39 PM

10. Got it. Thanks.

Straight-party voting in particular has been involved in a few mis-tallies.

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Response to Wilms (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2013, 05:22 PM

9. Let me clarify the straight-party voting answer...

We would do that in the general election. Our closed primary process means I and others run against same party candidates, so there was no "straight-party" this May 21st.

I wasn't sure after I answered you first time what you really meant.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:17 PM

3. Sorry I have no advice,

but you may want to contact Cliff Arnebeck for ideas. You can p.m. him here.

Best

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:54 PM

5. Thank you, elleng...

I'll do whatever it takes to understand what went on.

Will look into that!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 01:14 PM

8. K&R and please keep posted-nt

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