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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-03-08 11:47 PM
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21. try calling the hotline and punch in a west coast state
I think the call centers here are still open. They can put a complaint into the system for another state.

Do you have any audits there in VT? I forget. It may be worth trying to get one ordered by a court. Even if you were to iron YOUR ballot as someone suggested, and it made it countable (which you've clearly explained you wouldn't know), we can't expect every Vermonter who votes absentee to iron their ballot.

Somebody's got to get in there and do testing of how these things are getting counted, and see if there's grounds for a challenge. Have you called the Obama campaign's election hotline? They have one. Seems to me they may be the ones in the best position to deal with it. If you can't find a number for their hotline, call the state campaign HQ. They might even still be there now.
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  -My Diebold OpScan ballot is FOLDED and guess where the fold is!?! garybeck  Nov-03-08 02:23 PM   #0 
  - REPORT IT  glinda   Nov-03-08 02:27 PM   #1 
  - I just tried at 866-OUR-VOTE and it was so busy there i had to leave a message.  garybeck   Nov-03-08 02:43 PM   #7 
  - Interesting they didn't send you a paper ballot for absentee voting  eowyn_of_rohan   Nov-03-08 02:29 PM   #2 
  - it is paper...  garybeck   Nov-03-08 02:30 PM   #3 
     - I meant NON OpScan, paper, all filled out by hand  eowyn_of_rohan   Nov-03-08 07:01 PM   #17 
  - People in Alaska were worried about this same issue,  Blue_In_AK   Nov-03-08 02:38 PM   #4 
  - got a link?  garybeck   Nov-03-08 02:39 PM   #5 
     - I'll see if I can find it.  Blue_In_AK   Nov-03-08 03:13 PM   #12 
        - thanks, that's interesting, but....  garybeck   Nov-03-08 03:29 PM   #13 
  - Can't imagine...  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-03-08 02:41 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, you should report that: 1-866-OUR-VOTE  phantom power   Nov-03-08 02:44 PM   #8 
  - I tried.....  garybeck   Nov-03-08 02:57 PM   #10 
  - That has to be on purpose. They could've mailed those in large  Progs Rock   Nov-03-08 02:56 PM   #9 
  - This has caused problems before  GuvWurld   Nov-03-08 03:06 PM   #11 
  - What you need to do is to find out your state's policy for redoing machine rejects  eridani   Nov-03-08 04:23 PM   #14 
  - that doesn't work in this case  garybeck   Nov-03-08 08:16 PM   #19 
     - I don't understand that at all  eridani   Nov-04-08 02:31 AM   #24 
  - Add this experience to the list of 999 reasons why optical scanners should NOT be used for elections  diva77   Nov-03-08 05:35 PM   #15 
  - Could you IRON IT with the steam iron on low, then re-fold it more safely?  8_year_nightmare   Nov-03-08 05:52 PM   #16 
  - Also note that Diebold simply makes the machine and  OrwellwasRight   Nov-03-08 07:59 PM   #18 
  - observers couldn't catch this.  garybeck   Nov-03-08 08:18 PM   #20 
     - try calling the hotline and punch in a west coast state  emlev   Nov-03-08 11:47 PM   #21 
  - Accuvote OS Ballot Specifications  harmonyguy   Nov-03-08 11:58 PM   #22 
  - .  Wilms   Nov-04-08 12:58 AM   #23 
  - that is really good.... but i don't see any mention of creases  garybeck   Nov-04-08 10:26 AM   #26 
     - I got the impression that the timing marks and the ballot position marks were in line.  Wilms   Nov-04-08 10:46 AM   #27 
        - of course we agree on the VVPAT / summary screen...  garybeck   Nov-04-08 12:41 PM   #28 
           - Yep. Just reading the fine print in that manual suggests as much.  Wilms   Nov-04-08 12:46 PM   #29 
  - that is great.  garybeck   Nov-04-08 10:09 AM   #25 
     - Folds on timing marks = folds on ovals  harmonyguy   Nov-04-08 01:47 PM   #30 
        - response  garybeck   Nov-04-08 02:32 PM   #31 
  - Dust, Creases Slow Ballot Count In Boulder  Wilms   Nov-09-08 08:29 PM   #32 

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