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Election Day Hijinks

FBI investigates voter suppression and intimidation
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/11/07/voter-intimidation-virginia/

Misleading robo-calls
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/06/AR2006110601103_pf.html

Electronic voting machine glitches (and “glitches”?)
http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/politics/index.ssf?/base/politics-0/1162908843135860.xml&storylist=2006elections

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/15951131.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15590530/

http://www.forbes.com/business/businesstech/feeds/ap/2006/11/07/ap3152208.html

Good times.

All interesting at the rumor/should be looked into level.

Also important are allegations of voter fraud:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/10-13-2004/0002275937&EDATE=

http://www.dispatch.com/election.php?story=dispatch/2006/10/21/20061021-B1-05.html

http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=8ac173fd-0abe-421a-011e-5ce7dfcf561e&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/15836759.htm

'Course, that was mostly prior to the election day, but a fraudulent vote has the precise same effect on the integrity of the political process as a suppressed vote – it cancels a vote.

I don’t understand the need to switch to electronic voting.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353389

And then there’s this story:

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/11/07/D8L8EHBO0.html

[quote]Michael570 wrote:
I don’t understand the need to switch to electronic voting.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353389[/quote]

Well, with this many ballots to tabulate I suppose they thought it would be quicker and more efficient (they obviously aren’t going to go to an all-hand count system or anything) – of course, most of the poll workers are retirees, so introducing new electronic machinery without a lot of supervision probably wasn’t going to go smoothly.

On the plus side though, no hanging chads with electronic voting.

[quote]BostonBarrister wrote:
On the plus side though, no hanging chads with electronic voting.[/quote]

Electronic voting is much worse.

All of this is a bunch of CRAP! In Maryland they handed out Democrat sample ballots that listed the Republican.

So much Crap!

[quote]Michael570 wrote:
I don’t understand the need to switch to electronic voting.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353389[/quote]

You are dead right! Technology is a very, very bad thing. Fear it. It’s the creation of Republicans so they can steal elections.

Fucking idiot.

Going back six years, I don’t think Republicans can win elections. Unless they cheat. If a Republican wins it was “stolen” and we get lawsuits and protests. That’s the Democrats folks. The shrill whine of Nancy Pelosi and the drunken belch of Ted Kennedy. Not to mention the nuanced idiocy of John Kerry. THAT’S leadership. I’m on the edge of my seat to see what the crew is going to come up with.

Don’t worry. After they fuck it ALL up, we’ll be back to pick up the mess. We always do.

[quote]Hack Wilson wrote:
Michael570 wrote:
I don’t understand the need to switch to electronic voting.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353389

You are dead right! Technology is a very, very bad thing. Fear it. It’s the creation of Republicans so they can steal elections.

Fucking idiot.[/quote]

We will see how you feel after the 2008 Presidential election now that the Democrats control Ohio.

[quote]Hack Wilson wrote:
Michael570 wrote:
I don’t understand the need to switch to electronic voting.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353389

You are dead right! Technology is a very, very bad thing. Fear it. It’s the creation of Republicans so they can steal elections.

Fucking idiot.[/quote]

MORON. There are a lot of problems with electronic voting. It is readily manipuable by EITHER party.

[quote]Hack Wilson wrote:
If a Republican wins it was “stolen” and we get lawsuits and protests. That’s the Democrats folks. The shrill whine of Nancy Pelosi and the drunken belch of Ted Kennedy. Not to mention the nuanced idiocy of John Kerry. THAT’S leadership. I’m on the edge of my seat to see what the crew is going to come up with.
[/quote]

Really… so I guess Senator George Allen won’t be summoning his lawyers and asking for a recount, in Virginia?

I wonder how many recounts the GOP will ask for.

[quote]jsbrook wrote:
Hack Wilson wrote:
Michael570 wrote:
I don’t understand the need to switch to electronic voting.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353389

You are dead right! Technology is a very, very bad thing. Fear it. It’s the creation of Republicans so they can steal elections.

Fucking idiot.

MORON. There are a lot of problems with electronic voting. It is readily manipuable by EITHER party. [/quote]

Electronic voting is fine, until someone, anyone tampers with it.

The problem is that it is laughably easy to tamper with those machines. Hence the big problem.

[quote]Hack Wilson wrote:
Michael570 wrote:
I don’t understand the need to switch to electronic voting.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353389

You are dead right! Technology is a very, very bad thing. Fear it. It’s the creation of Republicans so they can steal elections.

Fucking idiot.[/quote]

I have no problem with technology. I’ve worked in web development for a dotcom. I don’t fear technology, I understand it. Which is why I know that electronic voting poses a high risk.

[quote]Hack Wilson wrote:
That’s the Democrats folks. The shrill whine of Nancy Pelosi and the drunken belch of Ted Kennedy. Not to mention the nuanced idiocy of John Kerry. THAT’S leadership.

.[/quote]

Ha ha… no doubt you would rather have the child-molesting Mark Foley and his cover-up buddy Dennis Hastert, and the return of corrupt dicks like ‘the Hammer’? Nice line-up.

That’s not even getting started on the President…

I live in Ohio and we had our share of problems on Tuesday. The majority of them appeared to be due to faulty machines resulting in long lines and a judge keeping the polling places in Cleveland open until 9pm.

My questions are:

Were none of these machines checked out the day before? Is there a legal reason that they are not allowed to do this (potential tampering, etc).

Now that we have moved into electronic voting, they are going to have to make some kind of provision for equipment checks prior to the polls opening.

Dammit, I thought the Republicans could fix any election they so desired! Who screwed up? :frowning:

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
Dammit, I thought the Republicans could fix any election they so desired! Who screwed up? :([/quote]

Are you going to move now that your state is ‘blue’?

[quote]
Hack Wilson wrote:
If a Republican wins it was “stolen” and we get lawsuits and protests. That’s the Democrats folks. The shrill whine of Nancy Pelosi and the drunken belch of Ted Kennedy. Not to mention the nuanced idiocy of John Kerry. THAT’S leadership. I’m on the edge of my seat to see what the crew is going to come up with.

Brad61 wrote:
Really… so I guess Senator George Allen won’t be summoning his lawyers and asking for a recount, in Virginia?

I wonder how many recounts the GOP will ask for.[/quote]

0

Really, zero recount requests?

Just Google recounts. You realize that the election on Tuesday wasn’t limited to the House and Senate races, don’t you?