Skip to comments.Unusual VOTING event in Golden Valley, MN
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?)
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.
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.
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.
North Minneapolis (”the hood”) scanners working flawlessly!
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.
At my polling place, they said that a technician “had been called and was on the way.”
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