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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:07 PM
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It's Florida again! Unbelievable! LTTE - voting machines!
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:49 PM by caledesi
I voted early on Oct. 25 at the Jan Platt Library. My first two votes registered quickly and easily; however, my vote for the House seat did not register. I hit my selection at least a dozen times and it did not take. I tried to get someone to assist me, but there was no one there to help. Finally my vote registered. After casting several more votes, I tried to vote for the secretary of agriculture. I twice selected the Democrat, and twice it indicated that I had voted for the Republican. I called that vote two times, and on the third attempt it accepted my vote correctly.

Upon leaving, I told the woman to whom I handed my voting card about the problem. She said, "Sometimes these things just don't work."

<snip>

link: http://www.tbo.com/news/opinion/letteroftheday/MGBW6ZPJ...

Where were the pro-bono lawyers? Where were the poll watchers? I would have screamed bloody murder. THAT is why we must come out in DROVES!

BTW, it was very difficult to even find this LTTE online. My husband was reading the Tampa Trib (rethug rag) when he referenced it.

edit: usual stuff

edit again: forgot to mention TRYING to find this LTTE.
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:09 PM
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1. I really don't want to vote.
To me, it just seems so pointless. We're voting into black holes and hoping that the entity on the other end counts them all. It's just demoralizing.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:11 PM
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3. I understand your frustration
but if you don't at least try, you lose the right to complain.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:11 PM
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4. That kind of thinking will make us lose for sure!
It's depressing, yes, but we must SCREAM about it. This man was too nice (Dem of course).

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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:12 PM
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5. You have to vote...
...if only to join the hundreds of thousands of others whose voting-related discontent will, hopefully provoke change.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:21 PM
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6. If you give up and don't vote, they win. Rethugs are trying to suppress the vote all over the US.
Don't let them win! Fight for what's left of your democracy!
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:34 PM
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9. Lace the news with a few odd stories of f'ed up machines
(and ties to Venezuelan companies in the case of Sequoia) and a lot of people will get discouraged. It's pretty smart, really.
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Hollow Shells Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:04 PM
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12. I wonder if my vote will get counted too...
but I am still going to go vote. If you want a paper trail then vote absentee. What fruits will you get from not voting?
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:10 PM
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2. I would expect nothing less
from this friggin state I live in.They did it to me in 2000 and I expect they'll do the same to as many dems that they can again this year-
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:26 PM
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7. Vote no matter what and if the machine causes a problem,
raise holy hell. If you've had a problem, look for a news crew on your way out the door and publicize it. They might try to steal it and we've got to stay a step ahead.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:26 PM
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8. Can you ask for a paper one?
I am a real numb on these things but I do recall that slot machine were set to pay or not. It was years ago so guess it is easy with this thing than with stuff that you had to control from getting in side each machine. Heck even juke boxes would count the songs played. I see no reason not to go back to paper. So we do not find out in 5 min.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:45 PM
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10. Voting in Florida? Here's my plan.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:58 PM by caledesi
Print out this LTTE and carry it with you.
When you register (BEFORE you vote), find out WHO IS IN CHARGE if there is a problem.
Tell all the Dems you know to SCREAM bloody murder if something like the above happens.
(They will have a problem if there are lots of people screaming...LOL!
Call all the radio/TV stations referencing the problem.
Ask politely, but LOUDLY (so that everyone there hears you) that you would like a machine that WORKS.
When in doubt, scream, scream, scream.

DON'T stay home, make it difficult for these thugs.

We are going to win THIS time!

edit: forgot stuff
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:02 PM
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11. K&R
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 03:07 PM
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13. Kick for voting problems. 1-888-Dem-Vote
If you have not called the DNC hotline, be sure to do so. They need to document every event. Even if for later, they must have the info.
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