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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:28 PM

Why did some voting machines sit unused on busy Georgia Election Day?

I'm sure this wasn't be design. And there should be NO EXCUSE for machines being out of service prior to an election. What, was this a big surprise to everyone??



Why did some voting machines sit unused on busy Georgia Election Day?
By Mark Niesse - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: 6:35 a.m. Thursday, November 08, 2018


Metro Atlanta voters stood in long lines Tuesday, amid a surge in turnout that made the midterm election resemble a presidential contest.

As they waited — some for hours — hundreds of voting machines sat unused, locked up in government warehouses, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.

The machines were sequestered by local officials because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia’s electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with.

With fewer machines in precincts, voters faced heavy delays, often more than an hour, before they got to the front of the line. The issue affected voters in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties, the three jurisdictions covered by the court case.

Election officials said Wednesday that the lack of voting machines — combined with high turnout and wordy constitutional amendments — created some of the longest lines in years. They said that by the time they realized turnout would significantly exceed the last midterm election, there wasn’t time to find additional machines.

“We thought we had enough until turnout started expanding, and with the ballot being long and complicated, the time at the touchscreen was longer,” said Cobb Elections Director Janine Eveler. “We had voters who called and expressed their frustration.”


There were about 1,050 voting machines in Cobb precincts Tuesday while about 550 were sequestered. The county could have deployed a total of about 1,400 voting machines if they had been available, Eveler said.

Another 700 direct-recording electronic voting machines were out of service in Fulton, along with 585 in DeKalb.


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Reply Why did some voting machines sit unused on busy Georgia Election Day? (Original post)
babylonsister Thursday OP
dchill Thursday #1
greymattermom Thursday #2
Guppy Thursday #3
babylonsister Thursday #5
msongs Thursday #6
babylonsister Thursday #9
Guppy Thursday #8
AlexSFCA Thursday #4
walkingman Thursday #7

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:31 PM

1. "We had voters who called and expressed their frustration."

Oh well, then. Never mind! All taken care of.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:31 PM

2. My precinct had 8 machines

and there weren't any lines all day. It's a red precinct in DeKalb. The machines were made in 2003.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:32 PM

3. The machines are old and out of date

Many don't work. We had six at mine and two arrived broken. This is ridiculous.

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Response to Guppy (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:45 PM

5. The powers that be had years to repair or replace.

I guess they just didn't want to.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:53 PM

6. sounds like kemp was incompetent at his job nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:57 PM

9. It surely does, but done willfully, no doubt. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:56 PM

8. republicans let things deteriorate to the point of no return.

when it is public, That is why our infrastructure is crumbling. They were even given money by the feds to do it. They are so dishonest. We had a douchebag trying to say we are going to cut regulations in GA. He was local. i wanted to ask him"Since you have controlled the state for 20 years what regulations need to be cut"

All those red assholes in our area lost and the the women won. We are trying to get the last one Rob Woodall.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:38 PM

4. force a runoff through court and gurantee each precinct working properly

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:54 PM

7. Voter Suppression!

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