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Unusual VOTING event in Golden Valley, MN
grey_whiskers ^ | 11-2-2010 | grey_whiskers

Posted on 11/02/2010 5:50:26 AM PDT by grey_whiskers

A caller to the Chris Baker show on 100.3 FM KTLK in Minneapolis, reported that he was the first voter on site at a Precinct in Golden Valley, MN (suburb immediately to the West of Minneapolis, and home to the broadcast studios of TV station KARE-11).

Minnesota's voting system utilizes pieces of paper where the voter completes an arrow next to the name of their selected candidates with a black marker. The paper is fed through a scanner.

So, the FIRST voter at this polling place reported that "the scanner was broken" and the election officials were collecting the ballots in a sealed bin of the type that the ballots are fed into *AFTER* going through the scanner.

No word on how this bin will be separated from those full of already-counted ballots, nor on when the scanner will be fixed, nor yet again on how the ballots in *this* bin will get counted (or if a bunch of straight DEM ballots will be, oops, "substituted by mistake", eh?)


TOPICS: Minnesota; Campaign News; Issues; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; corruptbastards; democrats; electionfraud; elections; malfunction; shenanigans; voterfraud
Chris Baker said that he'd ask poll watchers lawyers to get on it; I'd appreciate any updates.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

1 posted on 11/02/2010 5:50:29 AM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: grey_whiskers

The same thing was reported in a location near Chicago.


2 posted on 11/02/2010 5:52:37 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: grey_whiskers

I would love to say you’re being paranoid. I would love to believe the Democrats love their country and respect the system as much as we do.

I would be wrong to say either.


3 posted on 11/02/2010 5:54:58 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: grey_whiskers; aruanan

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2619423/posts


4 posted on 11/02/2010 5:55:03 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: grey_whiskers

They will cheat more — and more clumsily — this year than ever before.


5 posted on 11/02/2010 5:55:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson
Can one of you (or Kristinn or another alpha-FReeper) set up an official "Voting Shenanigans Watch List" thread?

I don't have enough gravitas for people to notice...

Cheers!

6 posted on 11/02/2010 5:55:54 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Sounds like all the right reasons to perform a citizens arrest of illegal voting officials.
7 posted on 11/02/2010 5:56:13 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: aruanan

And we’ll probably hear scattered reports of similar events nation wide throughout the day and night. The Commies will stop at nothing to win an election; they see it as theirs to steal.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 5:57:21 AM PDT by glide625
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To: grey_whiskers
Ask the poll officials "How can I fight against the TEA party if my vote won't get counted?"

Then stand back and see what happens.

9 posted on 11/02/2010 5:58:53 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: grey_whiskers
that "the scanner was broken"

I would've asked, IS IT PLUGGED IN?.....and watched their reaction

10 posted on 11/02/2010 6:01:34 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: grey_whiskers

This is happening in Cottage Grove, MN, too.

Exactly the same thing.


11 posted on 11/02/2010 6:02:03 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m betting the big cheating is in the absentee ballots and reg repub ballots are going in the garbage. No way to trace whether your vote got counted.


12 posted on 11/02/2010 6:03:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: grey_whiskers

SOmehow the Democrats will find that these ballots put the Dems over the top, plus what they forgot in their trunks.


13 posted on 11/02/2010 6:07:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: ShadowAce
That'll work in MN.

I'll try it if necessary.

Cheers!

14 posted on 11/02/2010 6:09:21 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

It usually happens in democrat districts. You are always given your ballot, you fill it out, go to put it in the scanner just to be told the scanner is down. They direct you to put it in the box below.

This happens almost every time I vote in an important election. I always figured my ballot ends up in a dumpster behind the firehouse.

These people know the GOP voters always show up early. This year I am going to vote later in the day. My husbamd says when he votes after work, the scanners are mysteriously working.

The last time we had a minor election in an off year, the scanners were just fine early in the day.

I am also going to ask before I fill out my ballot this year if the scanners work, if they don’t, I will return later.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 6:11:23 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
   These people know the GOP voters always show up early.

  Show up at 6:30PM wearing flip-flops and a tie-dyed T-shirt.
16 posted on 11/02/2010 6:31:45 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Did they hang that Chad guy yet?


17 posted on 11/02/2010 6:32:44 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: grey_whiskers

I just voted in Golden Valley. A very lib (gay) precinct. No waiting.


18 posted on 11/02/2010 6:35:12 AM PDT by Minn
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To: Maurice Tift

That wouldn’t help. The scanners still won’t be working. I bet I could drive up there right now and the scanners will be down. After noon, they get all those “little bugs” worked out. LOL

What rankles me is that we all knew the election was coming. They have plenty of time to make sure the scanners work.

I wish I had some kind of xray to see whose trunk the premarked ballots are in.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 6:38:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

They could test all the machines before the election. It’s very suspicious when they tell the 1st person to arrive that it isn’t working. The uncounted ballots should be followed - maybe with a movie camera and a lawyer.


20 posted on 11/02/2010 6:45:01 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You are right. They are desparate and they will get caught in some cases. The question is will they be punished? I fear they know they have immunity.


21 posted on 11/02/2010 6:45:05 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: indylindy

They could test all the machines before the election. It’s very suspicious when they tell the 1st person to arrive that it isn’t working. The uncounted ballots should be followed - maybe with a movie camera and a lawyer.


22 posted on 11/02/2010 6:45:16 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Artemis Webb

There should be sentence guidelines for voter fraud. Mandatory 20 years in the pooper. It is every citizens right to have their vote counted the way they voted. Maybe they should return to paper ballots, yes with chad. Screw the machine gimmicks.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 7:16:33 AM PDT by Pit1 (Conservatives talk. "CUT SPENDING - UNSHACKEL BUSINESS)
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To: grey_whiskers

North Minneapolis (”the hood”) scanners working flawlessly!


24 posted on 11/02/2010 7:25:46 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so" Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sacajaweau

We have these same type of scanners at our precinct in Holmen WI and I am always uncomfortable with them as there is no proof that the machine is recording my vote as I have entered it on the paper - it is all in the programming of the unit - I don’t like them.


25 posted on 11/02/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT by MissH
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To: grey_whiskers

At my polling place, they said that a technician “had been called and was on the way.”


26 posted on 11/02/2010 8:17:46 AM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: MissH
They took a short cut on these scanners. There is absolutely no reason that you can't get a receipt showing how you voted except they don't want you to have a receipt.

There is no one who can say that these are hack proof or can't be manipulated.

But I still think the big cheat is in the absentee and/or early balloting where there is time to remove votes and/or destroy votes

27 posted on 11/02/2010 8:39:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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