Skip to comments.Voter reports problem with ballot machine ( NC )
Posted on 10/24/2010 9:13:09 PM PDT by cutty
Man said he voted straight-party ticket and got opposite results.
A Craven County voter says he had a near miss at the polls on Thursday when an electronic voting machine completed his straight-party ticket for the opposite of what he intended.
Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.
They pushed it twice and the same thing happened, Laughinghouse said. That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.
(Excerpt) Read more at newbernsj.com ...
This should go to Drudge and Fox. If true the machines at this site should be impounded and an investigation begun.
Here is some advice, don’t pull the “straight party” lever. I would never trust my vote to any kind of time-saving mechanism. Go down the ballot and individually select each race. That’s the only way to be sure.
the machines at this site should be impounded and an investigation begun it's time for tar, feathers and pitchforks.
I hate the demonRats. They are truly Evil's party.
Sent to Drudge
This should be no surprise to anyone. The only surprise I would have is if someone voted Democrat and the results came up Republican. Then and only then could you knock me over with a feather.
New Bern NC is also a Military area....
South Carolina’s machines, too ?
Didn’t know that, the plot thickens.
Let’s fill up the jails. Or lock and load.
The anger people feel is off the charts.
Remember Iran. Obama’s (in)action spoke loud and clear: “trial run”.
Passed through years ago. Beautiful town.
The software was hijacked years ago by democrats. The clocks start ticking Nov 3rd when a stolen election is manifested to the world.
U.S. voting-machine shocker:Does Hugo Chavez own ‘em?
This is nonsense. You calibrate mechanical things or even electromechanical things where there is an analog component. The voting machines cannot be calibrated as they are solely digital, and are suppose to be programed with a certified program that cannot be changed at the polling place. Only the normal public uneducated in the functioning of these devices would be gullible enough to buy this argument. It is a false argument designed to shut people up who are complaining about what they see. The fact that the error is not completely repeatable means that either the software has been rigged, or that the hardware is unstable. It is kind of like a PC computer that runs good for awhile and then keeps acting strange, and then maybe runs good for awhile again.
A voting machine is suppose to be far too stable and simple for that to happen. So you either have voting machines that actually are unstable or you have software that is designed to randomly reverse the votes. How many people are saying that they voted straight democrat and had all there votes change to republicans? If the answer is none then the software is rigged. And I am sure that the software can be rigged so that the voter gets no visual indication that there votes did apply as they directed.
It may be true that the machine registers that keep track of the votes can be zeroed, but you sure would not want that going on after the voting had started. Switching to these machines has ensured that the vote can be rigged.
The fraud has begun..
...”Switching to these machines has ensured that the vote can be rigged”...
We The People should demand some kind of affirmation and proof that this software is clean of manipulation and, if found to be otherwise, the perps should go to jail for life.
We must stand against corruption..Otherwise, it will kill us.
Now I know that slot machines and voter machines are two totally difference devices, but at their heart, they both have microprocessors and yes, given access to the inside of the machine, it is theoretically possible for unscrupulous people to change their programming to ensure a given result.
The DEMS are cheats. It is kill this country.
What company made the machines?
Back to paper ballots with an audit trail...any vote that can’t be traced back to a living, breathing ELIGIBLE voter gets thrown out...
You have no idea how the machine is recording your vote...
I agree! If they can do it in France, we can do it here!
France again? They also have nuclear plants all over the place...France is making us look like total idiots...
I voted last week in tampa. Paper ballot where you fill in a circle by the name with a pen. Had to show driver lic.. No chad problem.
Machines should be eliminated and replaced with paper ballots and secure accounting for them.
We voted yesterday.
Fill in the circles by your candidate on a large card.
Then stick the card in a machine that draws the card in and counts the fact that your card is recorded.
But.. no indication as to who you voted for. Whether the machine can be programmed to count every 5th repub vote to the dim or some such, I don’t know.
I’m very suspicious of electronic voter fraud.
“...Fill in the circles by your candidate on a large card...
Im very suspicious of electronic voter fraud...”
It is even worse than that here.
We tap our fingers on an electronic touch screen.
So even if the election results end up highly questionable,
there is NO paper trail to go back to to resolve the issue.
I"m thinking that vote rigging,vote fraud, and vote manipulation is Treason. It should be a capital offense. We need a few public hangings.
Voter reports problem with ballot machine,back to 2000.AlGore grins.
There has to be a paper trail. We voted like that several yrs. ago but we’ve changed to the card ballot.
Anything computer controlled can be manipulated and with no paper, completely unreliable.
Absolutely. We also need severe criminal penalties for fraud.
Why when the machines go bonkers, it vote all democrats, and never republican?
Why when the machines go bonkers, it vote all democrats, and never republican?
Well, if they are touch screen machines they might need to be calibrated. The digitizer must be calibrated so that when you touch a certain spot, the correct location is noted. Imagine you have two buttons, one says “straight Republican” and the other says “straight Rat”. Put them close together so that a small calibration error will cause a rat vote when the Republican box is touched near its edge.
I remember having to calibrate my Palm pilot touchscreen. If would give a target at each corner and you just tapped in the center of the target to calibrate.
BUT, a rat worker could simply tap a bit away from the target and an honest machine would then be purposely calibrated wrongly.
video your votes with your phones
Where is Jimmy Carter? Isn’t he supposed to be checking on voter fraud?
I truly wonder if they understand what will happen if they steal this one...
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
NC voting machine ping
Sounds like they got greedy. If they'd programmed it to only do every other one, the guy might have thought he'd made some kind of mistake, and left without telling anyone. If half the pub votes go to dems, that's pretty good for the dems.
For good reason.
Imagine, the folks buying votes sith cigarettes/booze/whatever. Since the vote itself is private, they have no guarantee their mark made the 'right' vote. If you could provide them with proof, it would make their vote buying more certain.
Didn’t you report the same problem in your neck of the woods?
No, the e-mail I posted on the NC Forum was the first report of this very issue in New Bern. It had just not hit the media at that time.
True. I had not thought of that. And it is an unacceptable flaw in touch screen voting that the possibility even exists. I would say that separate electrical buttons should exist on a console, but then I don’t agree with the electronic voting machines at all. I believe that computerized voting machines should be banned.