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berniew1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 08:15 AM
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Voting a straight party ticket DOES NOT include a vote for president in:
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Hundreds of thousands or millions of votes appear to have not gone to the intended candidate for President due to defaults or programming that did not credit straight party voters with the Presidential choice they intended. Many counties in many states affected.

Voting a straight party ticket DOES NOT include a vote for president in North Carolina and South Carolina, by State Law.
But the public generally doesn't know about it and Kerry lost many thousands of votes (called undervotes) in N.Carolina & S. Carolina.
Many other states also had similar "defaults" or "glitches" or "programming problems" that cost straight party voters their presidential vote, and vote straight Dem voters got Bush as their choice for President in states like Texas.

Burke County, N.C., Unilect Patriot touchscreen machines registered presidential undervotes in excess of 10% -- 1 in 10 people didn't vote for president. The machine is the same as the one that lost 4,400 votes in Carteret County, but officials think it was the screen/ballot design(default to blank) rather than a malfunction that caused the high undervote rate. (apparently the majority were straight party voters who did not realise that voting straight party did not include the vote for President).

(10% of voters in Burke County didn't have their Pres. vote count, and similar for some other counties where straight party voting was possible)
North Carolina
South Carolina


Indiana Franklin County. Optical scan equipment counted straight-party votes for Democratic candidates as Libertarian votes; 9 counties may be affected. A programming error in Fidlar optical scanners in Franklin County led to a recount last week. The error caused straight-party Democratic ballots to be counted for Libertarian candidates and straight-party Libertarian ballots to be counted for Democratic candidates, Fidlar officials said.


Wisconsin similar & other states (including some counties in Fla.)

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