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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:31 PM
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Paper Ballot Election Results Flip in UT After 'Recount' Finds Original Tally 'Extremely' Wrong (X)
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Paper Ballot Op-Scan Election Results in Utah Flipped After 'Recount' Finds New Tally 'Extremely in Favor of Opposite Candidate'
'We're doing recounts of recounts of recounts,' says candidate announced as 'loser' on Election Night...

After the Municipal Council elections in Provo, Utah on November 8, residents had been told that Gary Winterton had narrowly defeated Bonnie Morrow for the District 1 seat --- by just 9 votes.

The margin was close enough that Morrow was allowed to ask for a recount of the paper ballots which were tallied on Election Night by the city's optical scan systems made by Diebold Election Systems, Inc. (Following years of failure of Diebold's voting systems, the company changed their name to Premier, only to see the assets of the failing company finally purchased last year by Dominion Voting, a Canadian firm which now services the machines.) The same optical scan systems are used all over the country, and are set once again for use in the New Hampshire's "first in the nation" GOP Presidential primary to be held in January.

The first "recount" of Provo's Municipal Council District 1 ballots --- carried out on the same op-scan systems that tallied them in the first place --- was held yesterday, only to be abruptly called off when the results were found to be "extremely in favor of the opposite candidate"

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8948


Read more: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8948


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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:39 PM
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1. Well go figure...good to see Brad covering this....
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:43 PM
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2. Oh, boy... What does it take?!
We began using the optical scanners in my district last year. I couldn't believe it, after all the damning things we've heard. I don't have much of a choice if I'm going to vote, but I'm awfully uncomfortable with it. Since the elderly gentleman who mans the machine has a badge that says DEMOCRAT, I take the opportunity to mention my distrust of the machines, but he just tries to reassure me. *sigh* :(
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:52 PM
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3. Big story currently at the top of the DU front page with 84 Recs and going up:
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