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NYT: BE PREPARED FOR CHAOS ON ELECTION DAY; NEW MACHINES, LINES, CONFUSION
the drudge report ^ | oct 18, 2006 | drudge

Posted on 10/18/2006 4:50:21 PM PDT by blogblogginaway

Wed Oct 18 2006 19:12:07 ET

With an unusually large number of tight races and dozens of states shifting to new electronic voting systems, election officials across the country are bracing for long lines and heightened confusion at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 7, the NEW YORK TIMES will front on Thursday.

"North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi and Missouri are among the states considered most likely to experience difficulties, according to voting experts who have been tracking the new technology and other election changes.

Developing...


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Can't wait to see who these "experts" are.
1 posted on 10/18/2006 4:50:23 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
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BE PREPARED FOR CHAOS ON ELECTION DAY

That's nothing new
2 posted on 10/18/2006 4:51:25 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: blogblogginaway

Used one of those electronic machines in the spring.

SO WHAT


3 posted on 10/18/2006 4:51:56 PM PDT by combat_boots (The MSM: State run Democrat media masquerading as corporations)
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To: blogblogginaway

If Dems win, there will have been no difficulties. If they lose, it will be voter disenfranchisement, fraud and intimidation, chaos and un-reliable electronic voting machines.


4 posted on 10/18/2006 4:52:09 PM PDT by sappy
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To: blogblogginaway
Laying the groundwork for the "We wuz robbed!" proclamation if the Dems don't win the majority.
5 posted on 10/18/2006 4:52:41 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

I fear we will get the leadership we deserve, whether they legitimately win or not.


6 posted on 10/18/2006 4:53:06 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: blogblogginaway

NB4RYMB


7 posted on 10/18/2006 4:53:12 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: blogblogginaway
Well, here in Ohio we've already started using the new machines the last election. There was no panic, or blood in the streets. The democrats are unhinged.
8 posted on 10/18/2006 4:53:29 PM PDT by ReaganRevolution (Broken Glass Republicans Unite!)
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To: theDentist

Do I sense their confidence slipping away?


9 posted on 10/18/2006 4:53:43 PM PDT by blogblogginaway (..)
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To: blogblogginaway

"NYT: BE PREPARED FOR CHAOS ON ELECTION DAY; NEW MACHINES, LINES, CONFUSION"

DEAD PEOPLE.


10 posted on 10/18/2006 4:53:50 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: blogblogginaway

Well Democrats are involved so I expect chaos.


11 posted on 10/18/2006 4:54:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: blogblogginaway
Well it look's as if the NY Times is hedging their bets. If the democrats lose, they will blame the "Chaos" at the polls for all the disenfranchised democrat voters.

They may also be trying to pave the way for democrat legal challenges in close republican victories.

12 posted on 10/18/2006 4:55:17 PM PDT by apillar
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To: MayflowerMadam

DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER, MASS HYSTERIA!


13 posted on 10/18/2006 4:56:31 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: blogblogginaway

The NYT must now believe the Republicans are going to win. So they're setting us up for a challenge to the vote.


14 posted on 10/18/2006 4:57:03 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ReaganRevolution

Can't the Diebold machines be rigged?


15 posted on 10/18/2006 4:57:57 PM PDT by nygoose
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To: blogblogginaway

I've begun smelling that over the last day or so... I do hope we're right.


16 posted on 10/18/2006 4:58:07 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Doesn't matter its all Bush's fault....


17 posted on 10/18/2006 4:58:33 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Liberals as so blinded by their Hate for Bush that they will be the cause of millions of U.S. Deaths)
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To: blogblogginaway

Is this suppost to tell us we lost and get ready for it???

LMAO


18 posted on 10/18/2006 5:00:46 PM PDT 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: blogblogginaway
"Confusion"

They must be expecting the Dims to come out in droves!

19 posted on 10/18/2006 5:01:24 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: blogblogginaway
No chaos if everyone follows the rules: Republicans vote on Nov 7 and the Dems on Nov 8th.
20 posted on 10/18/2006 5:02:13 PM PDT by Angelas
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To: MayflowerMadam

"DEAD PEOPLE."

30,000 people with the name Mick E. Mouse.


21 posted on 10/18/2006 5:02:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Murtha is even cutting and running from a debate.)
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To: blogblogginaway

We're ready even though they moved the polling place back where it was three decades ago.


22 posted on 10/18/2006 5:03:18 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: sappy

Absolutely!
If they win, we won't hear a peep about the machines.





I hate them. >:-(


23 posted on 10/18/2006 5:04:26 PM PDT by Muzzle_em (taglines are for sissies)
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To: blogblogginaway

If we had mandatory voter ID's, it wouldn't even be close. If a dem wins by one vote, the system worked. If he loses by one, the election was stolen or corrupt.


24 posted on 10/18/2006 5:06:16 PM PDT by umgud (I love NASCAR as much as the Democrats hate Bush)
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To: blogblogginaway
Wow! You'd think the Democrats just hired Obrador as a special consultant!

-PJ

25 posted on 10/18/2006 5:11:48 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

U Bet! This yada yada yada FUD is readily avoided.Vote absentee!


26 posted on 10/18/2006 5:13:53 PM PDT by Jan Hus
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To: ARealMothersSonForever
NB4RYMB

What does that mean?

27 posted on 10/18/2006 5:14:34 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: nygoose

I have an internet connection with a Diebold voter machine in Artesia, NM.

The fix is in. And I store all my music on it. </SRC>


28 posted on 10/18/2006 5:16:49 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: blogblogginaway

In other words "If we lose we sue"


29 posted on 10/18/2006 5:17:35 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

DEM strategy...

Throw the entire voting system into doubt!

The Commies did this with great success...until the whole lieing mess collapsed.

In the meanwhile, it allows then to put up a holy scream that they were not treated "fair"ly.

The sad thing is that the MSM will report their grudge without any deep look into the actual voting.


30 posted on 10/18/2006 5:24:12 PM PDT by plangent
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To: Krodg

N= In
B4= Before
R= Rove
Y= You
M= Magnificent
B= B@stard!

;)


31 posted on 10/18/2006 5:24:54 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Hope they keep it up with these articles. Maybe it will scare many of those dems into staying home. We conservatives can handle lines and voting machines. LOL


32 posted on 10/18/2006 5:25:31 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: blogblogginaway

Sounds like the polls are trending pubbie.


33 posted on 10/18/2006 5:28:27 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Redbob
They must be expecting the Dims to come out in droves!

That is something that I will be checking up on Nov.7th. Will be counting the number of voters who enter the polls at our local precincts. Have my doubts that percentage wise this election will see more than a 1 or 2 percentage increase over any other normal election.

34 posted on 10/18/2006 5:29:30 PM PDT by jerry639
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i.e. The New York Times doesn't think the Dems are going to win and this will be pointed too when they lose the election.


35 posted on 10/18/2006 5:50:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: blogblogginaway

This looks like the warm-up for the post election Diebold-Rove conspiracy theories.


36 posted on 10/18/2006 5:51:09 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: blogblogginaway

Citizens Vote on Election Day
- Women and Minorities Hardest Hit

37 posted on 10/18/2006 5:53:59 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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This is definitely the NY Times' set-up piece to claim GOP voter fraud at a later date. They must finally be seeing the true, statistically-valid polls that have Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman so enthused.

If this is their motive, it's really diabolical. The states on their list are -- coincidentally I'm sure -- the same ones where the hot, contested battles will be waged for control of the House and Senate.


38 posted on 10/18/2006 5:56:34 PM PDT by AZ GOPher
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To: blogblogginaway
NYT: BE PREPARED FOR CHAOS ON ELECTION DAY

Translation: Republicans retain a majority in Congress.

39 posted on 10/18/2006 5:56:57 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: nygoose
Can't the Diebold machines be rigged?

Only by Republicans.

Don't you have the secret password?

40 posted on 10/18/2006 5:59:23 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: AZ GOPher
I heard a Hannity caller today presented a really interesting perspective on "Election Polls".

She said that whole media world loved the Dixie Chicks and put them forefront on magazines, interviews and airtime stories.

Unfortunately, the overlooked truth is, the DCs can't sell tickets or albums to Americans.

The caller then questioned if the same practices were being used in the polls regarding election preferences.

41 posted on 10/18/2006 6:02:54 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: blogblogginaway

Consider the source, particularly in the case of the New York Times.


42 posted on 10/18/2006 6:06:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: blogblogginaway

Same old samo samo. In the meantime I am making a fortune on my investment in Diebold voting machines. Karl Rove you magnificant bastard!LOL!


43 posted on 10/18/2006 6:08:35 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: pfflier

I agree fully with that analogy. The MSM is hell-bent to demonize the GOP, even more than usual, this election cycle. You can almost see them metaphorically swinging the shiny pocket watch saying, "You like DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS are good. You want to vote DEMOCRATIC. GOP is evil and out of the mainstream. . ." Then they support their watch-swinging with specious polls and even less valid inferences therefrom (e.g., "GOP in Freefall", "Democrats surging, clear preference for vast majority of voters").

It really is laughable -- and highly transparent if you look and think closely enough.


44 posted on 10/18/2006 6:10:27 PM PDT by AZ GOPher
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To: blogblogginaway

I tell every democrat I know that there's no sense in their voting. The machines are rigged for the republicans to win anyway so they might as well stay home. Heh. They don't know quite how to react since their own people are saying the same thing. lol


45 posted on 10/18/2006 6:20:24 PM PDT by MNnice (Da ma Dakota)
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IOW, the dems haven't figured out how to rig the electronic voting machines they themselves demanded. So the lawyers are lined up ready to challenge every single republican victory.

The election will be settled by middle of January if we're lucky.

A POX ON THE DEMS

46 posted on 10/18/2006 6:29:15 PM PDT by OldFriend (ANNOY THE MEDIA ~ VOTE REPUBLICAN)
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To: MayflowerMadam

"DEAD PEOPLE."

Don't forget slashed tires.


47 posted on 10/18/2006 6:40:01 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: blogblogginaway

The excuses begin.

This time,when they lose yet again, despite what their manufactured polls claim, they are going to go beyond legal challenges. This time they're going to do what the Marxists who lost in Mexico have done and start putting up barricades and taking over cities.

Is anyone checking on leftists stockpiling weapons?


48 posted on 10/18/2006 6:45:06 PM PDT by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: blogblogginaway

The Dems - and that includes the New York Times - are absolutely paranoid about this election stuff. No power on Earth can convince them that elections haven't been stolen from them.


49 posted on 10/18/2006 6:46:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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Any election the Dems lose they will challange and try to overturn. That will be the chaos the article is referring to. That is the planned anarchy that all of Soros' money is funding.


50 posted on 10/18/2006 6:49:27 PM PDT by hubbubhubbub
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