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.
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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.
“...video your votes with your phones...”
What would that accomplish?
Military bases in or near New Bern, North Carolina
MCAS Cherry Point ****
Seymour Johnson AFB
**** I knew that one because my son was stationed there for a while, years ago.
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.
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.
* Ping *
Thanks for the ping to this craptacular news. I needed the warning as we use the touchscreen machines here too.