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|TruthIsAll (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore||Wed Dec-08-04 12:33 AM
|OF 89 NATIONWIDE RANDOM MACHINE GLICHES, 84 KERRY VOTES CAME UP BUSH!|
Edited on Wed Dec-08-04 01:19 AM by TruthIsAll
TALK ABOUT A SMOKING GUN.
I WON'T EVEN ATTEMPT TO CALCULATE THE ODDS OF THIS. AND THE INCIDENTS WERE SPREAD AROUND THE NATION IN SEPARATE PRECINCTS.
ON EDIT: BELIEVE ME, I DID THIS WITHOUT KNOWING THAT ANOTHER DUER, SKIDS, HAS ALSO JUST POSTED A SIMLAR ANALYSIS. GREAT. MORE CONFIRMATION.
ON EDIT: CHECKED IT. THERE ARE 89 INCIDENTS, NOT 91.
TO COME UP WITH THESE STATISTICS, I FILTERED "MACHINE PROBLEMS" FROM THE 40,000 VOTER INCIDENT DATABASE. THEN I SEARCHED FOR THE NAME "KERRY" IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM IN ORDER TO EXTRACT THOSE INCIDENTS IN WHICH IT WAS INDICATED JUST WHO THE VOTER WAS TRYING TO VOTE FOR. OF COURSE, AS YOU WOULD EXPECT, IN EVERY CASE, BOTH NAMES (KERRY AND BUSH) CAME UP, TYPICALLY AS: "TRIED TO VOTE FOR KERRY BUT THE MACHINE REGISTERED BUSH".
THERE WERE SURELY MANY MORE INSTANCES OF THIS TYPE WHICH WENT UNREPORTED. BUT THIS IS A GOOD REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE.
OF THE 89 INCIDENTS:
84 KERRY VOTES CAME UP BUSH ON THE SCREEN
2 BUSH VOTES CAME UP KERRY
3 WERE UNCLEAR
MOST OF THE INCIDENTS WERE IN FLORIDA AND OHIO.
HERE IS A FULL DESCRIPTION, COPIED EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS IN THE DATABASE.
State County Incident
1.Florida Palm Beach Couple voted for Kerry -- when confirmed vote, came out Bush. Called in eleciton poll supervisor, who got same result. Continued to use machine.
2.Florida Miami-Dade Andrea called to pass on anecdotal information that this happened; she has no first-hand information...voter machines would select wrong candidate when voter selected J. Kerry - G. Bush would be selected.
3.Florida Miami-Dade When voter pushed button for Kerry, Bush came up on the screen.
4.Florida Miami-Dade In precinct 249 we are getting reports that voters are pushing Kerry button, but Bush keep's coming up.
5. Florida Miami-Dade Voter attempted to vote for Kerry and ballot showed vote for Bush instead; she left poll; she tried to clear it and it wouldn't clear; so she cast vote with Bush instead showing.
6 New Mexico Bernalillo Reported that voters tried to vote for Kerry and Peroutka's name was recorded.
7 Texas Travis Machines are confusing, if you straight Dem, then go back to review or change, a vote for Kerry is changed to a vote for Bush. But there is no paper receipt to verify the problem or if the vote was actually cast for Bush. Voter just received a warning from her precinct chair to that effect.
8 Florida Palm Beach County Woman went to vote and used electronic voting machine. The two presidential candidates' names came up on the screen, Bush was first and Kerry second. She said she carefully clicked on Kerry but the check mark appeared next to Bush's name. She called someone over to help her and that woman told her to check on the mistaken check mark and it would remove the check mark. Then she could try again and check on Kerry's name. She did and it worked the second time. She was concerned that it took her two times to get her vote right.
9 Texas Bear County Checked Kerry and it showed Bush as the person she voted for. Calling for her Aunt.
10 Washington Snohomish caller calling for sister. contact information is for sister who experienced problem. polling place uses automated voting machine. voter selected kerry on ballot and reviewed results; showed a vote for bush. repeated at least 3 times before reults reflected kerry vote. told poll worker who responded that it had been a common occurrence already that morning.
11 Florida MIami-Dade Voters selected Kerry and machine recorded Bush
12 Florida Miami-Dade Says brother told him he voted for Kerry on electronic machine and machine recorded vote for Bush.
13 Virginia Fairfax County Voter went to vote early (Sat.) at county office in Reston. Filled out absentee ballot application and then voted on-site. First time he received a summary report the machine said he voted for Bush. He had not. He voted for Kerry. States pretty anal guy and the buttons are not that close together. Told workers on-site of problem, but they were convinced it was his fault. He was able to correct the problem, but in doing so had to push the Kerry button several times. The new/final summary report showed he voted for Kerry and not Bush, but his concern is that there is a problem with the machine and is concerned about tabulation. Voter reports it was a 10th District machine.
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