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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
More on Voting Machines

Before the recounting began, she was down 386 votes.

The fight will center around the district’s Sarasota County, where the electronic machines did not register a vote in the Congressional race for 18,000 voters (13%) — what’s called an “undervote.” That’s compared to only 2.53% of voters who did not vote in the race via absentee ballots.


This is just ridiculous. Regardless of who should win or lose, people should be able to vote without worrying about whether or not their vote will count, or even be recorded. These 18,000 votes were, I believe, on touchscreens, with no paper trail.

Also, crap like this should be grounds for prison time: http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001974.php.

“We’re just glad it’s all over,” said Betty Beatty…

“They bugged us with their phone calls something terrible,” said Betty, who voted for Buchanan because “with all her calls, Jennings, Jennings, Jennings, I wouldn’t have voted for that woman if she were the only one running.”

The NRCC’s calls, you’ll remember, began by saying something like “Hi, I’m calling with information about [the Democratic candidate],” then continued to give negative information about the candidate. They did not identify the true source of the calls until the very end, when they informed the listener (if he/she bothered to stay on the line until the end of the call), that the NRCC had paid for it. Voters reported being called again and again. A number of Democratic campaigns reported receiving complaints from voters who thought that the calls were coming from the Democrat, because of the calls’ lead-in.

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Comment by Ed
2006-11-20 06:22:56

omg. yea. I was flaberghasted when I first heard about this. the previous week, our phones kept getting calls starting out talking about Paul Hodes ( the Dem running up here in NH-2 ). I just let it screen and told myself that I’d ignore his annoying campaign and vote for him despite it. Then I hear it was Charlie Bass supporters doing it. Disgusting. Just makes me happy NH went Dem in every major race.

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