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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 02:17 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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