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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:53 PM
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10/28 News, Out of Whack Touchscreens, Laugh of the day
"Broward Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman Mary Cooney said it's not uncommon
for screens on heavily used machines to slip out of sync,
making votes register incorrectly.

Poll workers are trained to recalibrate them on the spot -- essentially,
to realign the video screen with the electronics inside.
The 15-step process is outlined in the poll-workers manual."
These machines may be used 150 to 250 times on election day.
And it seems the county expects them to "slip" out of calibration.
Not a big issue because they have a "15 STEP PROCESS" to fix that condition??? /

Informal discussions between Sequoia Voting Systems owner, Smartmatic, and the Treasury Dept. have now become a formal investigation, it seems. How much say does Hugo Chavez have in our elections? /

In the laugh of the day officials in Lonoke Co Arkansas think they may be done counting votes and have the lights turned off by 9:30PM on election night. /

Miller Co, Arkansas Election Administrator is resigning at the end of the year because ES&S representatives "are grossly incompetent, mean-spirited and cant spell".

NAtional: U.S. digs for vote-machine links to Hugo Chvez
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/...

NAtional: Gallup: Only 1 in 4 Americans Very Confident Votes Will Be Counted Accurately
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

NAtional: Election 2006 Electronic Voting Machines Are Already Failing
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_steven_l_061027...

NAtional: George Will - Federally-mandated voting machines could create havoc
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061...

NAtional: Hampering The Vote
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped... /

NAtional: Elections: Senator Feinstein Raises Concern About Trouble at the Polls
http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/m-news+article+story...

NAtional: Voter Confusion
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_conten...

NAtional: A response to the EAC Chairman's Op-Ed
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_conten...

NAtional: E-VOTING TRAIN WRECK 2006: The Week In Review
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3682

NAtional: Election Meltdowns Brewing in Maryland, Ohio, Colorado, Everywhere Else
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=3683

AR: Benton County - EDITORIAL: Early voting a snap, thanks to efforts by county officials
http://www.bentoncourier.com/articles/2006/10/27/opinio...

AR: Lonoke County - Officials vow fast returns
IN SHORT: Early voting gets off to quick start, Lonoke official predicts early night election eve.
http://www.arkansasleader.com/2006/10/top-story-officia...

AR: Miller County - Election administrator resigns
http://www.texarkanagazette.com/articles/2006/10/28/loc...

CO: Denver - New fix for absentee ballots
Denver commission dumps plan for hand copying; machines will tally both styles
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_4564806

FL: Sancho sounds off in voting-system documentary
http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2...

FL: Miami-Dade and Broward Counties - Glitches cited in early voting
Early voters are urged to cast their ballots with care following scattered reports of problems with heavily used machines.
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/...

FL: Volusia County - Early-vote ballots to get recount
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/volusia/orl-v...

GA: Elections preparation under way
http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/102806/met_102276....

IL: DuPage County - DuPage election Web site hacked
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/newsroom/chi-...

MD: Boards short of some absentee ballots; officials concerned about processing
http://www.examiner.com/a-367206~Boards_short_of_some_a...

MD: Late Paper Ballots Create Problems For Maryland Election Boards
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,226054,00.html

MI: Monroe County - Absentee ballot snafu boosts costs
http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20...

NC: Safeguards ensure every vote will be counted
http://www.wilsondaily.com/Wil_region/Local_News/291277...

ND: Help America Vote Act and Rural North Dakota
http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=3530

NV: Renoite sue Sequoia Voting Systems
http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2006/22...

OH: Stay Application in Ohio Voter ID Case
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_conten...

PA: Poll workers aid U.S. democracy
Residents sign up to run voting sites and help others cast their ballots.
http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/...

PA: Armstrong County - High number of absentee ballots
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/leadertimes/s_477114.ht...

PA: Philadelphia - Blame for booth mishaps
Election staff errors caused 200+ malfunctions
http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/15870812.htm

TN: Documented Election Law and Security Violations in Shelby County
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_conten...

TX: Write-ins may spell a long Election Night
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/429386...

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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:56 PM
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1. Calibration "Issues" are a load of crap.
Nothing but an designed in excuse for vote flipping.
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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:49 PM
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6. Millions of votes were switched in 2004; why would anyone think it wouldn't happen in 2006?
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:26 PM
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2. Everything * did must be undone. No child left behind. Homeland BS.
Torture. Habeas corpus. Tax cuts. War. Nation building. Voting machines.

Nix it all.

We have plenty of time to count the votes if it takes days or weeks. Whatever it takes to get a true and accurate count should be done.

If the tabulators get tired, bring in fresh people in shifts until the job is done counting paper ballots.
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cautiouslywaiting Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:29 PM
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3. It will be different this time.
If we watch out for them, they can't steal the election. We just have to report everything we see. We will win.
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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:51 PM
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7. How do you think you can "watch" electronic vote tallies?
Its easy to manipulate compilers without any chance of being caught.
Since there can be no hand recount.


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cautiouslywaiting Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:01 AM
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8. I didn't mean
to watch the tallies. I meant to watch for anything suspicious.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:11 PM
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4. So, CHAVEZ made machines default to REPUBLICANS in Broward Co.?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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organik Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:28 PM
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5. I WISH Chavez decided our elections. N/T
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:32 AM
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9. This is


Is Mary Cooney out of her frickin' mind? No, she's just lying. Great.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:34 AM
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10. Gosh...
I've had my computer crash, and my screen freeze but I've never experienced my screen slipping out of sync with my computer... but then I've only been using a computer for about 30 years.
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