Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Maryland oders paper ballots as Diebold backup

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:44 PM
Original message
Maryland oders paper ballots as Diebold backup
Blue Maryland is saddled with Diebold paperless voting scam machines. The Republic givernor and the Democratic state House voted to do something about them. Our illustrious Senate, however, just sat on the bill. Even our nazi governor, Bob Ehrlich was calling for the measure!

Meanwhile, Democrat Linda Lamone, the person responsible for the scourge being wrought on our voting system, stands tall as she imitates Alfred E. Newman.



Backup paper ballots ordered

Maryland has ordered 1.6 million paper ballots -- about one for every two registered voters -- for possible use next month during an Election Day that critics fear could suffer from some of the same errors that snarled the start of the September primary.

The company printing the ballots is the same one that manufactures the state's much-maligned touch-screen voting system, Diebold Election Systems Inc. A spokeswoman for the company said Wednesday that it had not expected so large an order and that delivery of some ballots will be delayed a week.


A portion of the 1.6 million ballots -- at least 66,000 and probably many more -- will be mailed to voters as absentee ballots. The rest will be available as provisional ballots, the Election Day backups that were relied upon so heavily during the September primary that some precincts ran out.

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and others are urging voters who are troubled by electronic machines to use absentee ballots as an alternative next month, fueling demand and increasing the workload of local elections officials.

~~snip~~

From today's Baltimore Sun .... more here
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:24 AM
Response to Original message
1. Odd ......
... not a single comment?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Jul 29th 2014, 10:26 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC