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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 01:17 PM
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5. An update after speaking w/ one of the Repub county election commissioners
The commissioner said that he believes if the vote-flip happened at all, it was because the candidates' names were too close together on the touch-screen so that someone with large fingers might accidentally trigger a vote for the wrong candidate if their fingers strayed outside the correct box, even a little bit.

That commissioner also said that he was sorry their county ever went away from optical scan, which is what they had before the DREs were forced on them.

He ALSO said that the voters who reported the vote-flips were "rabid Republicans" who had gotten worked up by all of the ACORN news (sic). It sounded like even he was questioning whether the accidential vote-flips had occurred at all.

One thing we did agree on -- the sooner we get back to paper ballots, the better. We also agreed that there is no valid excuse for our having postponed that move here in Tennessee until 2010.
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  -DREs may be nefarious BUT they are faithful -- TN "vote flipped to Obama" story debunked Fly by night  Oct-24-08 11:20 AM   #0 
  - Faithful to those who programmed them. nt  NCevilDUer   Oct-24-08 11:31 AM   #1 
  - K&R  InternalDialogue   Oct-24-08 11:44 AM   #2 
  - K&R. Get this to the Greatest.  bleever   Oct-24-08 12:00 PM   #3 
  - That's why all vote switching should be done the old fashioned way:  Bill Bored   Oct-24-08 01:14 PM   #4 
  - I agree that opscans without mandatory random manual audits is no solution.  Fly by night   Oct-24-08 01:28 PM   #6 
  - An update after speaking w/ one of the Repub county election commissioners  Fly by night   Oct-24-08 01:17 PM   #5 
  - K & R  politicasista   Oct-24-08 01:59 PM   #7 
  - Thank you for the info. Important enough to be posted in GD.  clear eye   Oct-24-08 02:54 PM   #8 
  - I would think they would want it to ACTUALLY flip a few, just to keep a good face...  newtothegame   Oct-24-08 03:00 PM   #9 
  - Exactamundo  Fly by night   Oct-24-08 03:18 PM   #10 
  - Very interesting  last_texas_dem   Oct-24-08 07:20 PM   #11 
  - Oh shit. Bill Moyers just mentioned this non-story as if it were fact.  Fly by night   Oct-24-08 08:19 PM   #12 
  - K&R  IsItJustMe   Oct-24-08 10:09 PM   #13 
  - Google follow-up on this faux story  Fly by night   Oct-25-08 08:58 AM   #14 
  - NC machines flip to Obama, not McCain  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-25-08 01:44 PM   #15 
  - It is interesting that all the R to D stories have come out in past 2 days.  Fly by night   Oct-25-08 02:12 PM   #16 
  - ... and appear to ALWAYS involve local Repub officials ...  Fly by night   Oct-26-08 10:49 AM   #17 
  - In NC, it was a Democratic official running election that flipped to Obama  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-29-08 11:42 PM   # 
  - In NC, it was a Democratic official running election that flipped to Obama  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-29-08 11:42 PM   #26 
  - The NC election director (DEM) was interviewed - here's article  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-29-08 11:48 PM   #27 
     - Your multiple posts confirm the TN "false equivalence" pattern, rather than contradicting it.  Fly by night   Oct-30-08 07:53 AM   #28 
        - The full article didn't say much else so here's what I wrote the reporter:  Fly by night   Oct-30-08 08:20 AM   #29 
           - And here's how the reporter responded:  Fly by night   Oct-30-08 09:26 AM   #30 
  - Imagine if our ATM machines made as many mistakes  drosenfeld33   Oct-29-08 06:54 PM   #25 
  - Can you get a copy of the ballot from that county?  SoCalDemocrat   Oct-26-08 04:17 PM   #18 
  - Democrats are at the top of the Presidential ballot in all TN counties.  Fly by night   Oct-27-08 07:55 AM   #21 
  - Wow! Vote flipping for Obama is so rare they have to make it up  Time for change   Oct-26-08 08:52 PM   #19 
  - The TN Republican Party told them to do this, via an email from the party chairman.  Fly by night   Oct-27-08 07:53 AM   #20 
  - The Fascists are so gifted when it comes to techniques of disinformation.  JohnWxy   Oct-27-08 06:02 PM   #22 
  - Let's point out some of Bernie's inaccuracies....  bc123   Oct-29-08 12:08 PM   #23 
     - Welcome to DU. While you're still here, let me respond to your attempt to debunk my debunking.  Fly by night   Oct-29-08 03:04 PM   #24 

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