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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 09:28 PM
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Another touch-screen failure leads to Repub victory in Dem leaning county.



Real winner will never be known, as GOP 'winner' given 89 'vote' edge in disastrous Fairfax County Board of Supervisors race...

Yet another touch-screen voting machine broke down, in yet another "hotly contested" election, in yet another Democratic-leaning district yesterday. Due to the failure, the actual results are completely unknown, unreliable, and unverifiable, and yet, one candidate (the Republican, as coincidence would have it) has been named the "winner" by 89-votes out of 12,000 cast in the Fairfax County, VA Board of Supervisors special election.
The culprit machine here, is the WINVote DRE touch-screen made by Advanced Voting Solutions, a company that recently went out of business after hundreds of failures were found in their systems, and they refused to correct them.

Nonetheless, the geniuses who run Fairfax County's election decided to use only touch-screen systems in the election yesterday, despite having used both paper ballots and touch-screens in last November's election. The WINVote "is the most widely used touch-screen voting machine in Virginia," according to the Washington Post story in which explanations are given for why the Republican "narrowly defeated" the Democrat by 89 votes.

See the whole story on Bradblog:

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6980#more-6980
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:23 PM
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1. Surprise, surprise
And there is no way to recount the votes? Convenient, eh?
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:54 PM
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2. I'm getting kinda suspicous about these machines.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 07:10 PM
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3. You and your technophopia!
What have you got against modern convenience?


It's hard out there for a pimp, dog.

K&R
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 07:24 PM
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4. Gizmos of evil,
is what I calls 'em.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 07:49 PM
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5. Tell us, grampa...
is that why you submerged Aunt Vera's 19 inch Sony in a kiddie pool of holy water?

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