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Posted on 11/07/2006 8:37:10 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Vote machines crash in Ohio

35 minutes ago

Early trouble with crashing electronic voting machines sparked immediate problems in some areas as US elections again went ahead amid fears of delays and polling irregularities.

In one elementary school in the predominantly black district of East Cleveland, Ohio, all 12 machines went down when voting opened at 6:30 am (1130 GMT), according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.

The machines were not started up until two hours later and poll officials refused to hand out paper ballots until a lawyer for the watchdog group Election Protection showed up.

"The machines weren't working and they were just turning people away," said the attorney, Fred Livingstone. "They are not allowed to do that."

More than 250 problems were reported at polling places in Ohio soon after polls opened according to an Election Protection watchdog operation run by a minority rights group and other non-governmental organizations.

Ohio was the epicenter of controversy during the 2004 elections, as Democrats charged voter fraud incidents disproportionately helped Republicans.

Democrats Tuesday hoped a strong countrywide showing would help them break the Republican hold on Congress and punish President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq.

In one polling station in Friendship Heights, Maryland just outside Washington, one of the 16 voting machines on offer failed as soon as the polls opened.

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geez we can put a man on the moon.............
1 posted on 11/07/2006 8:37:11 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

electile dysfunction?


2 posted on 11/07/2006 8:37:47 AM PST by Andonius_99 (They [liberals] aren't humans, but rather a species of hairless retarded ape.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The F****G libs run these precincts. I will guarantee you 1000% that they purposely caused this to happen.


3 posted on 11/07/2006 8:38:57 AM PST by pissant
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To: Andonius_99
said the attorney, Fred Livingstone

Gee, how'd he get there so quickly?/sarc

4 posted on 11/07/2006 8:39:08 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Were they logged in?


5 posted on 11/07/2006 8:39:18 AM PST by Crawdad (Is this thing on?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don't understand why these things break down? Are they not tested beforehand?


7 posted on 11/07/2006 8:39:47 AM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

was Karl Rove in the area when this occurred?


8 posted on 11/07/2006 8:40:06 AM PST by meg88
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To: Sub-Driver
The machines were not started up until two hours later and poll officials refused to hand out paper ballots until a lawyer for the watchdog group Election Protection showed up.

So the officials allowed themselves to be held hostage by a leftwing front group? WTF?

9 posted on 11/07/2006 8:40:16 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: pissant

I agree.


10 posted on 11/07/2006 8:40:23 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: pissant
The F****G libs run these precincts. I will guarantee you 1000% that they purposely caused this to happen.

Well, they have to have SOMETHING for all those lawyers they hired to do, otherwise the Dems would just end up looking stupid. Oh, wait...

11 posted on 11/07/2006 8:40:28 AM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: Andonius_99
#2...

Now that is funny.

12 posted on 11/07/2006 8:40:59 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: pissant

Here come the lawsuits and legal challenges. They can't win legally so the left will try to steal the election, again.


13 posted on 11/07/2006 8:41:02 AM PST by jsmaineconservative
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To: hsmomx3

User error? Laziness? Starbucks was slow? Dem election judge knows that R voters vote early?


14 posted on 11/07/2006 8:41:12 AM PST by nhoward14
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To: Sub-Driver

It is Rove and Bush's fault.


15 posted on 11/07/2006 8:41:23 AM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sigh. I predicted this last night. Notice who's shrieking. Where are their "leaders" to insure that this didn't happen?


16 posted on 11/07/2006 8:41:25 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Crawdad

Were they plugged in?


17 posted on 11/07/2006 8:41:26 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: hsmomx3

I wonder if someone tampered with them and they have some sort of a fail-safe device that like a pinball machine says "Tilt!"


18 posted on 11/07/2006 8:41:28 AM PST by CedarDave ("O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." ~ Voltaire. "Will John Kerry do?" - Lord (courtesy catpuppy))
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To: Andonius_99
In one elementary school in the predominantly black district of East Cleveland, Ohio, all 12 machines went down

Dems/commies can screw up a wet dream. Should round them all up & find out which ones as supposedly dead.

19 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:09 AM PST by Digger
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To: pissant
What, exactly, would libs gain from turning away voters from a predominantly black area?
20 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:09 AM PST by Kleon
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To: meg88

Rove was busy with his weather machine causing snow and flooding.


21 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:13 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don't worry; they'll make up for it with dead voters and lawsuits...


22 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:23 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: hsmomx3

i THINK THEY NEED TO BE PLUGGED INTO A SOURCE OF RELIABLE POWER <\CAPS>.


23 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:24 AM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Sub-Driver
More than 250 problems were reported at polling places in Ohio soon after polls opened according to an Election Protection watchdog operation run by a minority rights group and other non-governmental organizations

A "News" report based wholly on the claims of an activist Democrat front group? I think people better be really leery of posting this propaganda pretending to be "news". 250 out of how many tens of thousands of polling places nation wide?

24 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:27 AM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: jsmaineconservative
Here come the lawsuits and legal challenges. They can't win legally so the left will try to steal the election, again.

Don't think the Magnificent Rove wasn't prepared for this. Dems won't get away with it!

25 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:30 AM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Democrats Tuesday hoped a strong countrywide showing would help them break the Republican hold on Congress and punish President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq."

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What the hell does this line have to do with story? Did an editor just insert it in the story?


26 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:36 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

(looking around the room) "Awwww there's the problem..." (picking up end of electrial cord) "Maybe if they plugged it into the outlet it would work?" (pushing plug into the outlet) "Well looky there, its working....how about that!"


27 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:49 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL, they had to crash in OHIO!

I can hear it now ... "disenfranchised"


28 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:55 AM PST by chaos_5
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To: Sub-Driver

Is East Cleveland anything like East St. Louis ???


29 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:55 AM PST by 11th_VA
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Here we go! MSM launches the attack.


BTW what is wrong with a paper ballot filling in little dots?No wait for a machine...paper trail...what am I missing. As long as control is on the paper ballots themselves its fine.

Registration is where most fraud is anyway.


30 posted on 11/07/2006 8:43:30 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: Sub-Driver

"Ohio was the epicenter of controversy during the 2004 elections, as Democrats charged voter fraud incidents disproportionately helped Republicans."

It would seem to me if Ohio has had issues before (and it has), then those in control of the technical side would be hard-pressed to make this round of elections less problematic.....fraud repetitively showing up in the same areas smells......


31 posted on 11/07/2006 8:43:33 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny how these things always happen in battleground states.


32 posted on 11/07/2006 8:43:37 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: Sub-Driver
Always in the Dem controlled precincts.
33 posted on 11/07/2006 8:43:41 AM PST by LikeLight (RYMB)
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To: Sub-Driver
In one elementary school in the predominantly black district of East Cleveland, Ohio, all 12 machines went down when voting opened at 6:30 am (1130 GMT), according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.

They were shoving quarters in them yelling about high scores. What did they expect?

34 posted on 11/07/2006 8:43:50 AM PST by streetpreacher (What if you're wrong?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Someone needs to set us up the voting machine.


35 posted on 11/07/2006 8:44:25 AM PST by VanDeKoik (Fitzmas Has Been Canceled.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I live in Ohio and I voted this morning. I took my mother who is 83 years old.

We were directed to a voting machine that did not work and left there. On her own, I KNOW that my mother could not and WOULD NOT have asked for assistance and would either have been unable to vote or would not have voted her actual choice. Fortunately, I was there to help.


36 posted on 11/07/2006 8:44:48 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sabotage. These people don't want to win. They want to be able to whine about how they lost. Despite the polls which just coincidentally happen to be "closing" they still expect to lose.


37 posted on 11/07/2006 8:44:48 AM PST by AmishDude (Democrats raise taxes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

ctrl+alt+delete


38 posted on 11/07/2006 8:44:52 AM PST by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: pissant

Yea... and we will hear non stop how they are going to contest the election results in Ohio.


39 posted on 11/07/2006 8:44:57 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: pissant
The F****G libs run these precincts. I will guarantee you 1000% that they purposely caused this to happen.

Yep, this STINKS to high heaven! I'll go one further, I'll bet it happened in a district that was solid LIB, that way the point could be made without doing damage.

40 posted on 11/07/2006 8:45:05 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Kleon
1st off the source for this is highly dubious. This is an accusation with NO factual confirmation from a Democrat activist "civil rights group"

Plus by sabotaging a few carefully selected polling places in Democrat safe districts they have grounds to challenge election out comes ANY where in the state.

It pure dirty tricks politics, IF it is true.
41 posted on 11/07/2006 8:45:05 AM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: hsmomx3
I don't understand why these things break down? Are they not tested beforehand?
I suppose every other district has some liberal kid punk who downloaded the Diebold sources from the internet and tried to upload their own “improved” firmware…

If only those potheads weren't so crappy coders ;-)

42 posted on 11/07/2006 8:45:28 AM PST by cartan
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To: Sub-Driver

"Machines may have failed in all white districts, but we're not going to report that."


43 posted on 11/07/2006 8:45:40 AM PST by 50sDad (Give a man a fish, & he'll spend the rest of his life whining you didn't give him a big enough fish.)
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To: pissant

They will blame Bush and Cheney.

Stupid libs did it themselves.


44 posted on 11/07/2006 8:46:01 AM PST by JFC
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To: Sub-Driver
I went back to Ohio...

45 posted on 11/07/2006 8:46:01 AM PST by evets (Beer)
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To: Sub-Driver
Touch screen voting should be banned from all Federal elections, and no, not because they can be hacked.

My election experience today is the reason. We use optically scanned paper ballots in my precinct, and on slow "school millage only" elections, they can set up 3 or 4 plastic tables and one optical scanner.

Today, with it's very heavy turnout, they set up 40 plastic tables to vote at, but was still served by the single optical scanner.

You can't scale up touch screen machines like that, or if you try you spend millions and end up with the majority of them sitting in storage for four years, expecting them to still work when you next "fire them up."

46 posted on 11/07/2006 8:46:08 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: rightinthemiddle
...according to an AFP correspondent at the scene...

It's a freakin' FRENCH news report!!!

47 posted on 11/07/2006 8:46:08 AM PST by LikeLight (RYMB)
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To: Sub-Driver

We could put an end to all of this nonsense by implementing paper ballots nationwide.


48 posted on 11/07/2006 8:46:16 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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was Karl Rove in the area when this occurred?

Obviously you don't understand the omnipotent power of Karl the Magnificent. Remember, remember the 7th of Rovember. ;o)

49 posted on 11/07/2006 8:46:20 AM PST by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just voted on a new machine today. Went swimmingly.

What they are accusing the machines of doing..."flip the vote" as they submit it, would be impossible to view. The 5 pages don't show again unless you review.

But then again, I don't vote in a "predominantly black" district.


50 posted on 11/07/2006 8:46:30 AM PST by digger48
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