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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 10:28 PM
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12. Not exactly the same issue. The PA federal lawsuit was over what percentage of machines....
Edited on Tue Sep-14-10 10:30 PM by demodonkey

...had to be down before emergency paper ballots could be issued.

PA Dept of State wanted it to be 100%, citizens wanted it to be 50%. Citizens won, so the PA requirement is emergency paper ballots when 50% or more of the machines in a precinct are down.

(I testified in the trial which was in Federal Court in Philadelphia, BTW.)

This case would be hard to fit in under the PA requirement however, because one individual machine had apparently malfunctioned and swallowed his already-programmed smart card and wouldn't relinquish it so he could vote on another machine. I don't know what their rule is in MD, but if I was the Judge of Elections in this precinct I would have issued an Emergency Paper Ballot; Linda Lamone be damned.

No matter what, this was NOT a provisional ballot situation. I hope the OP really does go ahead and files a formal HAVA complaint.

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  -My attempt to vote in Maryland Primary this morning. yellowcanine  Sep-14-10 10:20 AM   #0 
  - Voting machines are tools to disenfranchise voters..  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 10:27 AM   #1 
  - kick  ensho   Sep-14-10 10:33 AM   #2 
  - Paper ballots with scanners is the way to go. I don't know why there is so much resistance to this.  yellowcanine   Sep-14-10 10:33 AM   #3 
     - Did you read my post?  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 10:36 AM   #5 
     - Scanners still better than touch screens. They are cheaper too. That said, nothing  yellowcanine   Sep-14-10 11:00 AM   #6 
        - I just came home from voting..and found out that we do not get receipts or get any on-screen  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 07:47 PM   #8 
     - BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THERE IS A NEED FOR A RECOUNT?  Bill Bored   Sep-14-10 09:08 PM   #9 
  - And then.....  fasttense   Sep-14-10 10:35 AM   #4 
  - we in Fla got the Sequoia touch machines before the 2008 primary abolished was the reason  flyarm   Sep-14-10 09:14 PM   #11 
  - What happened to you is NOT a provisional ballot situation under the Help America Vote Act.  demodonkey   Sep-14-10 01:26 PM   #7 
     - Good point. It was an "emergency ballot" situation.  Bill Bored   Sep-14-10 09:11 PM   #10 
        - Not exactly the same issue. The PA federal lawsuit was over what percentage of machines....  demodonkey   Sep-14-10 10:28 PM   #12 

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