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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:01 PM
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W. Virginia Gives E-Voting VP an Award While Machines Malfunction
Source: Wired

A day after West Virginia secretary of state Betty Ireland held a press conference to address vote-switching problems with touchscreen voting machines made by Election Systems & Software, she presented an award of merit to an ES&S vice president, who had abruptly and mysteriously left the company in May after 11 years of service, according to the Charleston Gazette.

Gary Greenhalgh, as ES&S's vice president of sales, helped the company win a $17-million contract to supply machines to West Virginia in 2005 and was the company's point person for dealing with election officials until he left ES&S.

Last week, Ireland gave him a Medallion Award from the National Association of Secretaries of State at a special ceremony. The award came the same week that voters in several West Virginia counties reported that ES&S's iVotronic touchscreen machines were flipping their votes from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to Republican rival John McCain. Ireland addressed the problem by directing the 34 West Virginia counties that use the touchscreen machines to re-calibrate them each morning during early voting and on election day.

Read more: http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/10/w-virginia-giv...



The republicans are turning Orwell into a rotisserie.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:04 PM
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1. It depends on whether it's a "bug" or a "feature." n/t
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:43 PM
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2. And we all know what the award was for too....
n/t
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:57 PM
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3. Evidence Helps Build a Case to Charge the GOP with Conspiracy to DIsenfranchise Voters
Edited on Mon Oct-27-08 05:58 PM by fascisthunter
keep up the great work GOP, we are making a record of your many actions.
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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 06:23 PM
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4. Betty Ireland, unsurprisingly, is a Republican.
SHOCKED, SHOCKED I TELLS YA!!!

:sarcasm: (for the sarcasm impaired)
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 06:48 PM
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5. They're giving him an award for giving McCain the state
not for any engineering feat.
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