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Voter reports problem with ballot machine ( NC )
Sun Journal ^ | October 23, 2010 | Christine Smith

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.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: voterfraud
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To: cutty

Where is Jimmy Carter? Isn’t he supposed to be checking on voter fraud?

41 posted on 10/25/2010 6:19:57 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Mortrey

I truly wonder if they understand what will happen if they steal this one...

42 posted on 10/25/2010 6:24:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: phockthis

That’s illegal.

43 posted on 10/25/2010 6:29:26 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: SamAdams76
Take off and nuke the Democrats from space. It's the only way to be sure. /s

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)

44 posted on 10/25/2010 6:32:09 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: nnn0jeh

NC voting machine ping

45 posted on 10/25/2010 6:33:43 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: The Cajun
4 of every 5 Republican votes goes to the Rats, sounds like a good plan you dirty, rotten Rat *astards.

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.

46 posted on 10/25/2010 7:11:55 AM PDT by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: krb; phockthis
That’s illegal.

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.

47 posted on 10/25/2010 7:16:59 AM PDT by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: Constitution Day

Didn’t you report the same problem in your neck of the woods?

48 posted on 10/25/2010 11:12:38 AM PDT by mykdsmom
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To: mykdsmom

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.

49 posted on 10/25/2010 11:22:01 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: trenton1776

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.

50 posted on 10/25/2010 12:38:26 PM PDT by Revel
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To: phockthis

“ your votes with your phones...”
What would that accomplish?

51 posted on 10/25/2010 2:27:34 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: MarineMom613

Military bases in or near New Bern, North Carolina
Camp Lejeune
Fort Bragg
MCAS Cherry Point ****
Pope AFB
Seymour Johnson AFB

**** I knew that one because my son was stationed there for a while, years ago.

52 posted on 10/25/2010 2:50:00 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Revel

The only part of a machine like that that would be “calibrated” is the touch screen, if it uses a touch screen instead of actual buttons. There are calibration routines run on touch screens to make sure that the touch areas are correctly lined up with the graphics.


53 posted on 10/26/2010 7:27:09 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Moose4

Right I commentated on that after it was brought up. And since it is such a huge weakness in the system then I should not be allowed. Nothing that can be inconsistent should ever be a part of the voting process. Here is another example of them using this same excuse to explain away votes where the “calibration” problem always seems to favor democrats.

54 posted on 10/26/2010 12:43:04 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Titan Magroyne

* Ping *

55 posted on 10/26/2010 5:54:55 PM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: Drumbo

Thanks for the ping to this craptacular news. I needed the warning as we use the touchscreen machines here too.

56 posted on 10/27/2010 8:02:56 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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