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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 11:48 PM
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27. The NC election director (DEM) was interviewed - here's article
I will give an excerpt, you have to register to read the articles at the High Point Enterprise.
I know the reporter, he isn't the type to print gossup, and his bs detector works pretty well.

Some machines scramble voter choices BY DAVID NIVENS Oct 25,2008

GUILFORD COUNTY - Laurie Edwards of Thomasville heard a strange voting story from her mother this week.

Turns out it's a fairly widespread problem with touch-screen voting machines.

Edwards said her mother, Liz Odom of Greensboro, had problems getting a voting machine in Jamestown to accept her presidential vote on Friday. She cancelled the vote until the machine accepted it.

"I have had several complaints of this happening, with the machines giving the Democratic vote when the Republican was selected," Bill Wright, chairman of the Guilford County Republican Party, told elections officials Friday. "These machines should be calibrated every day so this does not happen."

Election officials agreed to check the iVotronic machines more carefully and urged voters to study the review screens to make sure all their selections are correct before casting the electronic ballot.

Here the General Counsel for the NC State Board of Elections answers questions:

"We know not everyone is pushing that review screen button," Wright said.

West Virginia voters have reported similar problems with touch-screen machines manufactured by Election Systems & Software, which is North Carolina's only machine vendor. Experts acknowledge that the machines can scramble vote selections if they are uncalibrated, causing a touch in the wrong place and an incorrect vote selection.

And here is where the Guilford County Election Director answers questions:

"Voters should tell us if they are having any problems," said Guilford County Elections Director George Gilbert. "If they don't tell us, then we can't know. I don't know how many of these are calibration problems. Some people touch the wrong spot."

Gilbert said older machines present the most problems. Election workers test voting machines before deploying them to voting sites.

"The new ones do not get out of calibration in two weeks of use," he said. "We will find the ones that are out of calibration."

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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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