Skip to comments.Presidential Candidate section of the Michigan Absentee ballot (UPDATE: No hoax, small exposure
Posted on 10/02/2004 10:40:30 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16Edited on 10/03/2004 10:54:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
I'm posting this because I feel it should be seen, and because I know many people here are going to vote absentee for this upcoming election.
Here is a picture of Presidential Candidate section of the Michigan Absentee ballot, and if you take a look, you might notice something VERY wrong.
Now, if you look at that, notice how the arrows on the presidential candidates are not aligned....an arrow is left over at the end (pointing to the "Congressional" header), and Bush's name has no arrow. It would appear that the arrows are misaligned by having been moved too far downward.
Provided that you vote for the first arrow (next to Kerry), could this potentially mean that, because the arrows seem to be moved downward, that the arrow next to Kerry's name would actually be a vote for Bush? That someone who doesn't notice this and votes for Kerry would have their vote counted for Bush/Cheney?
To anyone else who has gotten an absentee ballot, is yours the same? Because if it is, this is very serious, and needs to be reported to the County Clerk's/whatever office. Just though I'd share.
Contact your Secretary of State's office and your Republican Party HQ as soon as possible. The State Republican office needs to file a Legal complaint and get the ballots recalled.
this for real?
I found this from Captains Quarters. This needs to be spread wide and far.
All bloggers and pajama people need to get the word out.
Thanks to everyone.
Not this $#!t again ...
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It looks to me as though Bush is not really on the ballot.
How can this get out? How brain dead are the elections people there? After 2000 you would think they would recognize that people (including me) remember the name LePore. I guess they wanna be famous.
Great Catch, Granholm did promise michigan for Kerry, I guess its at any costs.
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Could Kerry's votes go for the Greens?
(To anyone else who has gotten an absentee ballot, is yours the same? Because if it is, this is very serious, and needs to be reported to the County Clerk's/whatever office. Just though I'd share.)
important voter fraud ping
This ballot is from one precinct in Alma, MI. 69 (that's not a joke) absentee ballots were mailed out before the error was brought to the clerk's attention. Replacement ballots have been ordered and will be mailed to the voters who received misprinted ballots.
Did you receive this ballot recently in Washtenaw County? Apparently other counties have the same error and new absentee ballots had been printed.
According to comments at DailyKos, reprints have been sent: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/10/1/135446/991 (thanks to Rob: http://goodspeedupdate.com/ )
These were some of the comments left at the site.
The ballot looks to be "creased" - perhaps that is the problem - just a thought -
If you think that isn't the case - then asked an election official about it - before you start any issue that may not be true - these are troubling times as it is -
just my opinion - ask first, act second - depending on the answer
You've got to get this to the RNC ASAP.
Hi, I have an LJ account, but I'm not really involved in the community. A friend posted this in LJ somewhere. I'm originally from Gratiot Co. and am registered to vote there, but I live in AA. That's the ballot I received on September 29th. I called the company as soon as I saw the error, and received a call from Barbara Gager (city clerk) early the next morning. Apparently, it only affects a small number of ballots, but evenso, it's a fairly grievous error.
Moral of the story: Check your ballot closely when you vote this November.
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