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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:33 PM
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I just Voted and called the Elections office No Paper Ballot
option for me here in Texas guess certain counties are allowed that option and others not. My electronic Voting Machine was the HART machine
It is the E Slate company

The Secretary of State office is closed and couldn't get a hold of them

So I had to go to the County Board where I talked to Robbin and told her I was not allowed to vote on a paper ballot. She informed me that people over 65 disabled and people living at a different address were allowed to mail in a paper ballot. If I was smart I would have used my other son's address
and mailed it in. But alas I was stupid.

I asked Robbin why no paper trail and my concern about that there is no way independantly to verify the integrity of the system. She that is a concern in Texas and there is legislature on this very issue pending.

I asked if the ESlate Hart Machine could be hacked?

Robbin said "The only way to hack the system is if the machine is on a phone line. And if you noticed the System are not and Independant. But I got the real answer and yes they can be hacked.

Any thoughts on the E Slate Hart Machine ... In Texas you have to go to parties in some office because the Democrats don't have candidates
I'll be danged if I don't vote for those so hey some Libertarians got some votes... :)

Reality in Texas
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:50 PM
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1. Yep, we have that same damned f**** machine in Alexandria,...
Virginia, and Falls Church and Charlottesville, Virginia! It will cut off the name of our candidate James Webb, as "James H. Jim"--Webb will not be on the ballot summary, although, they say he will be on the ballot! We'll see! I am still voting absentee ballot!


PAPER BALLOTS, HAND COUNTED, ONLY!!!!!

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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:55 PM
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3. Heres the system I voted on
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:53 PM
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2. Great. I also voted on an e-slate, and no, I could not
use a paper ballot as they didn't have any. But the turnout here was great and I was told had been all week, so that's encouraging.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:57 PM
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4. Why do some counties in Texas get the option of Paper and
others don't???

And Robin's answer was that Yes the ESlate can be Hacked into if on a phone line.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:52 PM
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5. Another Texas DUer had the option to use paper, but the machine
they were using was Diebold. Maybe that's the difference? :shrug:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Why oh why hasn't this been a major issue for Dems since 2000/2004? I can see major chaos all over the place on 7 Nov.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:46 PM
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6. I asked Robin why no paper trail and she said that
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 07:46 PM by lovuian
issue has legislation pending
I hope the Dems take more seats in Texas
I am calling the Secretary of State on Monday and ask why Dallas had a choice and I didn't

By the way I had a witness to the whole exchange
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