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Posted on 11/07/2006 8:37:10 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Vote machines crash in Ohio
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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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The F****G libs run these precincts. I will guarantee you 1000% that they purposely caused this to happen.
Gee, how'd he get there so quickly?/sarc
Were they logged in?
I don't understand why these things break down? Are they not tested beforehand?
was Karl Rove in the area when this occurred?
So the officials allowed themselves to be held hostage by a leftwing front group? WTF?
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...
Now that is funny.
Here come the lawsuits and legal challenges. They can't win legally so the left will try to steal the election, again.
User error? Laziness? Starbucks was slow? Dem election judge knows that R voters vote early?
It is Rove and Bush's fault.
Sigh. I predicted this last night. Notice who's shrieking. Where are their "leaders" to insure that this didn't happen?
Were they plugged in?
I wonder if someone tampered with them and they have some sort of a fail-safe device that like a pinball machine says "Tilt!"
Dems/commies can screw up a wet dream. Should round them all up & find out which ones as supposedly dead.
Rove was busy with his weather machine causing snow and flooding.
Don't worry; they'll make up for it with dead voters and lawsuits...
i THINK THEY NEED TO BE PLUGGED INTO A SOURCE OF RELIABLE POWER <\CAPS>.
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?
Don't think the Magnificent Rove wasn't prepared for this. Dems won't get away with it!
"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."
What the hell does this line have to do with story? Did an editor just insert it in the story?
(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!"
LOL, they had to crash in OHIO!
I can hear it now ... "disenfranchised"
Is East Cleveland anything like East St. Louis ???
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.
"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......
Funny how these things always happen in battleground states.
They were shoving quarters in them yelling about high scores. What did they expect?
Someone needs to set us up the voting machine.
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.
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.
Yea... and we will hear non stop how they are going to contest the election results in Ohio.
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.
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 ;-)
"Machines may have failed in all white districts, but we're not going to report that."
They will blame Bush and Cheney.
Stupid libs did it themselves.
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."
It's a freakin' FRENCH news report!!!
We could put an end to all of this nonsense by implementing paper ballots nationwide.
Obviously you don't understand the omnipotent power of Karl the Magnificent. Remember, remember the 7th of Rovember. ;o)
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.