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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 01:56 PM
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Some early W.Va. voters angry over switched votes
Jackson County touch-screens switched votes, 3 residents say
By Paul J. Nyden
http://www.wvgazette.com/News/200810170676

At least three early voters in Jackson County had a hard time voting for candidates they want to win.

Virginia Matheney and Calvin Thomas said touch-screen machines in the county clerk's office in Ripley kept switching their votes from Democratic to Republican candidates.

"When I touched the screen for Barack Obama, the check mark moved from his box to the box indicating a vote for John McCain," said Matheney, who lives in Kenna.

When she reported the problem, she said, the poll worker in charge "responded that everything was all right. It was just that the screen was sensitive and I was touching the screen too hard. She instructed me to use only my fingernail."

Even after she began using her fingernail, Matheney said, the problem persisted.
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O.M.B.inOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 02:17 PM
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1. That is cause to impound that machine, analyze its code, interview the programmer....
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O.M.B.inOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 02:48 PM
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2. I just asked the Dem Governor to intervene. The SOS is a Repug but the Atty General Dem.
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