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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:20 PM
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WTF: "Toggle switch glitch likely caused some ballots to be counted twice"

Voting machines removed in Grafton

By CAROL ROBIDOUX
Union Leader Staff

3/16/06

Grafton No matter how you do the math, 193 yeas plus 198 nays dont add up to 369 votes.

McDow, who is trained to operate the voting machine, said she learned more after placing a call yesterday to LHS Associates of Methuen, Mass., the company that services the towns Accu-Vote machine.

They told me one of the dip switches let go, or the problem had to do with one of the dip switches not being set thats what LHS told me after I read them the information from the tally sheet, McDow said.

The toggle switch glitch likely caused some ballots to be counted twice, McDow said.

Its really crazy. Now we will just have to wait and find out for sure, she said.

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http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Voting...

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:25 PM
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1. How apropos, the byline, from "Graft" on.... n.t
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:35 PM
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2. Why is there a toggle switch on the machines in the first place?
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:39 PM
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3. I was hoping someone would ask. n/t
:grr:

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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:59 PM
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6. It's obvious that using any type of machine at this point
Edited on Thu Mar-16-06 04:02 PM by MadMaddie
in this country is a flawed process..

We need to go back to the paper ballots until a process for the whole country can be implemented.

Toggles.....sigh....
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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:42 PM
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4. Find out for sure?
Um, no, this supports the idea that we will never know for sure.

There is no basis for confidence in the results reported from U.S. elections.
--The Voter Confidence Resolution.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 03:49 PM
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5. And in Webb County (TX) Judge Louis Bruni must be reading GuvWurld.


"I have no confidence in your (Villarreal's) office and I have no confidence in your (Moody's) machines," Bruni said. "You've disgraced this county."

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

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 04:06 AM
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7. .
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