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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 09:06 AM
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"86"ing our votes? Why doesn't www.866ourvote.org work?
Edited on Wed Oct-22-08 09:20 AM by Fly by night
This morning, I tried to call into 1-866-OUR VOTE to determine whether it would be possible to obtain real-time reports on voting problems here in Tennessee so we could get our local lawyers on the case. After trying to speak to a human, being put on hold and then being referred (via a recorded message) to their web-site, I tried to go there.

The result? My browser crashed five times in a row and I was never able to reach the web-site.

Perhaps the problem is with my backwoods internets access. However, I've never had a similar problem trying to access any other web-site on-line. So I'm wondering what's up with this.

If any of you are able to get through to this web-site, please let me know if they are posting reported problems by state on the site. If you also can't reach it, let me know.

BTW, I hope whoever set up the toll-free hot-line was unaware of the irony of "86"ing our votes. Here's the definition of the slang term "86":

1. To refuse to serve (an unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.
2. To throw out; eject.
3. To throw away; discard.


Edit to say I've tried five more times with the same result -- browser crashes every time.
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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 09:09 AM
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1. working for me, but not posting reported problems
At least not in real time. The site is set up so that they can pass along breaking news as they wish.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 05:48 PM
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2. Ten hours later, I still can't access their web-site weithout my browser crashing AND ...
Edited on Wed Oct-22-08 05:49 PM by Fly by night
... I have made three calls to the hot-line to see if information on state-specific calls can be obtained now in order to address the problems while the election is unfolding (rather than after the fact). Outcomes:

Call #1 -- someone answered, said "good afternoon" (it was 9:30 am Eastern time) and then hung up.

Call #2 -- I spoke with a real person who said she would have someone call me back shortly.

Call #3 -- Five hours later, I spoke with another someone. She would have their lawyer (WTF?) call me back right away.

Five hours after that third call, I remain unanswered.

For an organization that intends to document the 2008 election fraud opera for the nation (using a phone number we are all hyping), these folks don't appear to have their sand together.

I am concerned ....
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 09:01 PM
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3. Working for me in Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you're using Explorer, maybe you need to update it?
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