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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 04:58 AM
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IN: Centralized Registration Database PROBLEMS. Test May 2nd.
Channel 8 in Indianapolis did an AMAZING series on the problems with the centralized registration database in Indiana. Of course, former Mitch Daniels is the Republican Governor, a * protg. The Indiana story is part of a national trend in centralized registration databases, they are all, save one, in Republican controlled states).
Read the full article AND the follow ups to get the whole story.



New Voter Registration System Won't Solve Old Problems


http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4543981&nav=0R...
Feb 24, 2006, 10:41 AM

By Rick Dawson
Produced by Loni Smith McKown

The new database won't eliminate the wrongful removal of your name from the voting list.

"Are we removing the right people from the list?" asked Miller.

Also, the new database won't ensure that if you registered at the BMV you'll show up in the poll book.

"Are we gonna eliminate every instance of that? I don't know. I mean, we gotta step into this new world and find out," said Bill McCully of Quest Information Systems, which built the new database.

Finally, the new database won't always place you in the right precinct.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 05:13 AM
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1. Sidenote:
Before Mitch Daniels became Gov he worked for Bush's Budget ppl in DC. And it was HE that cut Corp of Eng. spending on the NOLA levees. :grr:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 07:15 AM
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2. And now I am going to be
:puke:

I did not know that the governor of my fair state was in charge of Corp of Engineering funds on NOLA levees. The rot goes all the way to the core, don't it?

:grr:

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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 01:39 PM
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3. I remember him. He used to testify before the Senate.
He swore under oath that the Bush tax cuts wouldn't create deficits, back when they were projecting surpluses as far as the eye can see. Sen. Conrad asked him if he was going to come back later, after massive deficits occurred, and claim that the projections were wrong, since he was now claiming that they were right. He swore under oath that he would not do that. Yet, surprise, surprise, two years later he did exactly what he swore an oath not to do.
:mad:
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 08:50 PM
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4. IN: Voter registration system fails, again


Rich Van Wyk/Eyewitness News

Marion County, March 20 - The system worked in the afternoon. Yet earlier during a statewide test Indiana's first ever voter registration system failed. Marion County workers couldn't enter voters' names and address.

Joel Miller with the Marion County Board of Voters Registration says, "Two days into the system we've had two failures. It is scary to think what could happen for the election."

Until now, each county kept their own voters registration records. The statewide system, mandated by Congress, is intended to reduce voter fraud and insure reliable results. Dozens of counties are participating in a simulated election, a six-day test.

Everyday county workers get a playbook that tells them what to do that day. It is a surprise so they can't plan in advance.

Friday error messages surprised workers when the system failed.

http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=4657680& ;nav=menu188_2
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