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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:59 PM
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'REPUBLICAN' Flashes on Diebold Screens in Illinois Special Election to Replace Hastert
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5778

'REPUBLICAN' Flashes on Diebold Screens in Illinois Special Election to Replace Hastert
...and Other Quick Election Integrity Items of Note...

Another Election Day, another Diebold election "failure" or two.

And a few other quick Election Integrity items of note as I try to get outta here today to head to Arizona where I'll be appearing next week at Q&A's for a couple of Uncounted screenings. (See the "Media Appearances" box on top-right for details, if you're in Phoenix or Tuscon, or thereabouts!)...

* In Illinois today, they are holding an election to replace Denny Hastert. On the Diebold touch-screen machines used by the hopelessly partisan Republican DuPage County Election Commission, the word "REPUBLICAN" is popping on to the screen, such that some precincts have reportedly taken to placing tape over the screen where that occurs. The DuPage board is extraordinarily slimy, hopelessly corrupt, overtly willing to break the law, have hired Republican operatives to do "PR" for them (both overtly and covertly), and have recently launched an all out effort, with the help of their corrupt friends in the local media, to to swiftboat the non-partisan citizen Election Integrity advocate citizen volunteers of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project (IBIP).

* Nothing illegal about Republicanists dutifully following Rush's orders to cross over to the Dem side in order to vote for Hillary in the recent Ohio Primary. Or is there?

* Diebold op-scan machines cause more trouble than their worth. Again. This time in Vermont. And perhaps to the advantage of a Democrat over a Republican for a change. Someone needs to be fired for that.

* 0 Republican votes recorded in 21 Texas counties during last week's Primaries? Yes. But here's why.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:06 PM
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1. K&R.
Oh, gee.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:09 PM
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2. i used a paper ballot today
it`s going to be interesting to see if foster wins and we get to do this again in november! du page county is really the key to this election the rest of the district is solid republican. if foster wins i will post a picture of the "weeping statue of st ronald reagan".
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:11 PM
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4. What's the verdict on your local news? I can't find a thing googling. nt
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM
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9. Don't ever say anything is "solid Republican" when all our votes are 'counted' on
electronic voting machines, run on 'TRADE SECRET,' PROPRIETARY programming code, owned and controlled by three corporations with very close ties to the Republican Party, the Bush/Cheney regime and far rightwing causes--and with virtually no audit/recount controls.

We don't know. We really don't. It's all about as non-transparent and insider riggable as it could possibly be.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:10 PM
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3. When are the results coming?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:12 PM
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5. I don't know; haven't heard a word. Maybe someone from IL will speak up. nt
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:57 PM
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10. Dmsilev is blogging it over at Daily Kos
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:15 PM
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6. Data
14th District covers the cities of Aurora, Elgin, DeKalb, and Dixon, and parts of Henry, Whiteside, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, and DuPage counties.

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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:43 PM
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7. babylonsister, did you catch Hastert's pic in the Washington Post today?
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gQZZmxxd-dehJ1c_lUKF...


I didn't recognize him- he is either sick, or he has had a gastric bypass.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:44 PM
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8. You're right; he looks like a different person. nt
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:59 PM
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11. Went to Governor Hucklebuck's fat camp?
:cruel:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:11 PM
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12. DuPage County: when a friend of mine first voted there,
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 09:12 PM by bleever

and asked for a Democratic ballot, the poll workers looked at each other in confusion.

It took a while, but they finally managed to get their hands on one.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:31 PM
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14. I hope they had the Dem ballots ready today! nt
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:25 PM
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13. Latest results tally here:
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 09:26 PM by EmperorHasNoClothes
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/index.htm...

Currently Foster is in the lead, by about what was predicted in the polls earlier this week.

53% to 47%, with 55% reporting, at 8:26 pm.
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