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MaggieTheVoter Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 12:04 PM
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GOP Election Director Calls Into 'Malloy Show' on Probs With PA County's E-Voting Systems
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Republican Election Director Calls Into 'Malloy Show' on Probs With PA County's E-Voting Systems
Venango County's Craig Adams says candidates reported to have received ZERO votes on ES&S voting machines in 2008 election...

Last week we wrote about Venango County, PA's landmark independent forensic audit of their 100% unverifiable ES&S iVotronic touch-screen voting machines. The heavily-Republican county will be moving to paper ballots this November, as their systems are now being examined by computer scientists from Pittsburgh College following what Marybeth Kuznik of the non-partisan Election Integrity group VotePA.us described to us as "numerous reports of vote-flipping, candidates missing from screens, write-ins missing, and high undervote rates in their May 17 Primary."

In our coverage last week, we highlighted the comments of Venango's Republican Election Director Craig Adams who asked at a presser, as the examination finally got underway following months of legal wrangling and opposition, "What is a vote worth?"

"If the vote is counted it is priceless," he continued. "If it is not counted, I don't care what it costs. Let's get a right."

On Friday night, as I was guest hosting the nationally-syndicated Mike Malloy Show last week, Adams was kind enough to call in to the show. (Audio posted at link below.) We didn't know we'd hear from him, but when he called in I was delighted to take his call, as he had more information to share on what had led to his Election Board --- currently comprised of two Republicans and one Democrat --- fighting together to move to paper ballots, and to see their machines independently examined.

"It started with an election in 2008 when the machines were basically showing a large number of undervotes," he explained. "And then there were candidates for positions in the county and they had zero votes, but there was like 250 or 260 undervotes..."

"Wait a minute," I interrupted. "There were people who had zero votes on the ballot? Is that normal?," I asked.

"No. No, it is not normal," he responded bluntly. "And so, ya know, that was a red flag"...


FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8834
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 12:07 PM
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1. Could it be? An honest Republican?
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Ship of Fools Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 12:10 PM
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2. Maybe, but aren't Repubs working hard in PA? He may be looking after his own?
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MaggieTheVoter Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 01:38 PM
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3. No. He's a decent guy... and an old fashioned Republican....
no Neocon.

There ARE some decent Republicans left and here is one who is standing up for the right thing and to protect everyone's vote.
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Ship of Fools Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 10:58 AM
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4. Cool. Thanks!
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Marnie Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 12:12 PM
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5. When will the Spineless Dims learn to protect their voters.
Republicans cheat. They think they have a right to always win,so cheating is perfectly justified.

Remember Nixon's reelection? Didn't need to cheat, but it was so ingrained in Republicans that they did anyway and got caught?

Remember the unemployed Black man who ran in, I think, SC and got something like 60K votes in a primary to knock out the ligit Dim challenger? Repuks didn't need to cheat,their guy was a big favorite, but cheating is part of their profession, so they did it anyway.

They will always cheat, Dims, wake up already.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:10 AM
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7. Dims?
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red dog 1 Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:21 PM
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6. Good Work, Maggie!
When things are so bad that even the Republicans are upset enough to call Mike Malloy, you know something is amiss!

Why can't all states do what Vermont has done & change over to all paper ballots?

Or, we could bring back the old mechanical machines with all the levers....the results only took a few hours to tabulate, and they were "verifiable" too.
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