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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-28-09 02:05 AM
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2. The NY 23 reminds me very much of Gaston County North Carolina in 2004
The number of ballots cast did not match the number of voters in any polling place.
Some had too many, some too few.

The election director also forgot to upload about 12,000 votes, and those went
uncounted for days after the election, until Howard Scripps News service
called the SBoE and inquired about the obvious gap.

Then, it was learned that the Diebold technician (Jane) was on site to run the
election from the main office, and ultimately, she had to transmit vote data to
Diebold's home office and let them "fix" the election.

The Director didn't really know how to run such an automated election.
There were no paper ballots to recount.

The Director resigned, the SBOE wrote Diebold and asked if their voting machines always
required so much technical assistance, also they made Diebold refund a several thousand $ overcharge.

Not long after that, there was a flood in the basement where the voting machines were stored
and they were damaged.

Until they got a regular election director and new optical scan machines, M100s, not the fancy
stuff out now, they counted the elections by hand.
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