Imagine you go to the polls and choose Mitt Romney on an electronic machine, but your vote comes up Barack Obama. So you re-enter your choice, but the president's name still stubbornly appears. Then a third try. Ditto. Innocent malfunction...or something else? Whatever the case, this has already happened to voters in states such as Nevada, Ohio, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri, and Colorado -- four of which are swing states.
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Redneck In NY, 11/2/2012 9:11:38 AM (No. 8981776)
This would be very easy to figure out. As an astute poster mentioned yesterday, ALL computers have a "Default" setting. These machines were obviously set with a default to the big O. Any reporter worth a damn could ask:
Who made the machines? Who programmed the machines? Where are the machines serviced? Is the company that made the machines a donor to the DNC? Is the programmer of the machines a donor to the DNC?
I read elsewhere that Democrat thugs can program the electronic voting machines by invisibly enlarging the voting rectangle area of one candidate- so that if a voter hits the Romney button a little outside the box, they would be unknowingly voting for Obama. If they were fortunate, the voter would see "Obama" show up on the screen. This is a "flaw"? in the voting machine design.
We use electronically scanned paper ballots here in RI, the same machine that we used in MA. These machines have the advantage of the impossibility of the citizen voting for the wrong candidate, plus the benefit of electronic scanning and wire transferring of the town results to the state election central facility.
Some guru this morning on Fox tried to explain that if the box is "mis-aligned" you'd put a check for the wrong/desired candidate. He says it's very unlikely this was done purposely. Yeah riiiiight! He also said that "every" machine "must" be aligned before put in use at each site. Yeah riiiiight! Like in the dinky town in which I live, an expert dispatched to align the one machine? Yeah riiiiight!
we have paper ballots here in brevard county florida. you color in the circle and then you slide it into a scanner that accepts or rejects the ballot. if it rejects you can look it over to find out why(usually a poorly colored in circle) and fix it. you see the counter on the scanner advance when your vote is accepted. Now there is a good hard copy to refer back to if there are problems or challenges. We always report results in very early and never have "problems". Of course we also have republicans in office for the most part...... Do you hear me Palm Beach county?
Selwyn Duke is right, up until the last paragraph: "Exit polling is a precise enough science so that states can be called for one candidate or another based on it..."
I'm not convinced that exit polling will ever be a "precise enough science" that they can be definitive in a very close election.
I remember all too well the feeling of doom descending on us in 2004, when early exit polls showed John Fraud Kerry defeating GWB. Apparently, some final exit polls still favored Kerry so much, that some Dems continued to argue that Kerry had actually won, and GWB had "stolen the election."
Now remember the claims --just before the election of 2004-- that exit pollsters had incorporated methodological improvements? And that their results would be much more accurate than the disastrously wrong 2000 exit polls?
Clearly, they still weren't "precise enough science."
If programmed correctly, the default would be null or no choice. The return screen to confirm your vote for president would be blank.
It is a DELIBERATE programming action to make the default "Obama".
The 'mis-alignment' statement is pure BS; it was deliberately programmed that way to get the unsuspecting.
And the 'we're taking it in for re-calibration' is a ruse. They are really putting a version of the program into the machine that does not favor Obama, either thru 'default' or thru 'mis-alignment'.
The new program would over-write and erase ANY evidence of the old program where the Obama bias was present, and, if you looked superficially at the machine and its progams, you would think that there NEVER WAS ANYTHING WRONG.
I'm sure that Lucianne has other computer professionals who will vouch for this.
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