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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:05
Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:20
"I understand that, in a significant number of cases, voting machines in your states have populated a vote for Barack Obama when a voter cast his or her ballot for Mitt Romney," John Phillipe, the Republican National Committee's chief counsel, wrote in a letter to Gessler and the secretaries of state in Nevada, Ohio, Kansas, North Carolina and Missouri.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:22
Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:37
Wow John...so another post where someone 'understood' something without a viable source used to refute a post with a factual basis.
How about addressing the point instead of trying to go off-topic since you cannot actually refute the point?
Oh and last I checked the votes weren't counted yet, so please don't troll the topic with your 'Romney won' nonsense.
I wish the mobile version had a report button.
Ohio elections boards deny that Mitt Romney backers or anyone else could tamper with results
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of the latest conspiracy theories sweeping the Internet is a tale that suggests that allies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney could somehow tamper with Ohio's presidential vote because Romney's son has an interest in a voting machine company.
Like many of these rumors, this one has spread quickly, and there's nothing substantive to back it up. Those pushing the story appear to have taken a few facts, twisted them around and come to a conclusion that defies logic.
The voting machine company in question and the Ohio counties that use its equipment say it wouldn't be possible to use them to alter the state's results.
David Mikkelson, who operates the popular Snopes.com website that debunks urban legends, has spent much of his time in recent weeks chasing down election-related rumors, including this one.
"The idea that someone so far removed is manipulating the machines seems far-fetched," he said. "It is kind of like if my 401(K) invests in Microsoft, which also invests in a company that writes software for voting machines, therefore I am going to influence the outcome of the elections."
And Federal Election Commission records show that H.I.G. Capital's representatives on Hart InterCivic's board of directors don't exclusively donate to Romney.
Federal Election Commission records show that one of the Hart InterCivic board members from H.I.G. Capital - Jeff Bohl - gave $2,500 to Romney's presidential campaign in 2011. Another one of the board members from H.I.G. Capital - Neil Tuch - gave $2,300 to Romney in 2007. In 2008, he gave $4,800 to Obama and $200 to the Democratic National Committee.
A Hart InterCivic spokesman said it would be impossible for someone to access the company's machines from a remote location and interfere with its results.
"Hart InterCivic has a long track record of supporting a fair and open democratic process," said spokesman Charles Sipkins. "Any suggestions that the company might try to influence the outcome of election results are unfounded."
Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:59
Franklin County’s unofficial results had Bush receiving 4,258 votes to Democrat John Kerry’s 260 votes in a precinct in Gahanna. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct. Bush’s total should have been recorded as 365.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 13:12
Posted 05 November 2012 - 13:18
The fact that voting machines could be hacked and rigged should be a matter of concern to every voter.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 14:23
After complaints from voters in at least six states that their intended votes for Mitt Romney on electronic touchscreen voting machines came up as votes for President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee (RNC) sent a letter to election officials in six states -- Ohio, Nevada, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri and Colorado -- asking them to more strictly monitor their electronic voting machines on Election Day.
John R. Phillippe, Jr. sent a letter to election officials in those six states and asked them to, among other things, "re-calibrate all voting machines on the morning of Election Day before the polls open, or, if necessary, the day before the election" and "make arrangements for additional technicians on Election Day in case of increased calibration problems."
The RNC also asked election officials to "issue guidance requiring polling place officials to prominently post a sign reminding voters to double-check that the voting machine properly recorded their vote before final submission" and another requiring "polling place officials to remind voters to double-check that the voting machine properly recorded their vote before final submission, and to note that poll workers should be notified and can assist in the case of a voting machine error."
In North Carolina, an early voter who wanted to vote for Romney saw her vote for him come up as an Obama vote twice before she was able to cast her ballot for Romney.
The same thing happened to a voter in Ohio, when Joan Stevens hit Romney's name on her touchscreen only to see Obama's name come up -- twice.
"I don't know if it happened to anybody else or not, but this is the first time in all the years that we voted that this has ever happened to me," Stevens told Fox News. "Maybe you make a mistake once, but not three times," she told Fox News.
Multiple voters from several states have told Fox News about similar incidents:
One voter asked: "I wonder how many voters just hit the 'Cast Ballot' without reading the machine?"
"How can we be sure our votes are not being stolen electronically?" asked another.
Barbara Simons, an expert on electronic voting who is on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Commission, said "vote jumping complaints have arisen in every election that uses touch-screen voting machines, with the complaints going both ways."
She said vote-jumping can occur "when a machine goes out of calibration" and the "need to re-calibrate frequently is an important reason for discarding these aging, unreliable, and inaccurate machines and replacing them with paper ballots."
Election officials have insisted that it is "nearly technically impossible" to preconfigure electronic voting machines but conceded that faulty and old touchscreen voting machines were more likely to erroneously record someone's vote, especially if the machines have not been re-calibrated.
Stevens, the Ohio voter, insisted that people "be very careful" when they vote using electronic touchscreen machines.
"I don't care who you vote for, just double-check," Stevens said.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 14:47
Good to see you gearing up that excuse as to why Romney won, Boz...but you're a couple days early with this article.
Seriously though....you caught us...we've rigged the election
Guilford Co. NC voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine
Voting machines in Kansas, Ohio reportedly changing Romney votes to Obama
Posted 05 November 2012 - 14:50
Posted 05 November 2012 - 14:58
Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:49
Already brought up and already explained...