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Something Fishy Going On In GA on Election Day!

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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So, We had a record breaking new voter registration push this mid-term election....so thousands of brand new voters should be going to the polls today.  

Here's what happens right now when you go to the official state My Voter Page in Georgia: You get an error message. So, if you were hoping to find your voting place today via the state's information page -- you know, because it's Election Day -- you are shit out of luck, my friends. And yes, since you were probably wondering, Republican Sec. of State Brian Kemp’s office maintains the website. The site has been down since 8am this morning.

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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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Instead use this link:

Where's My Fucking Polling Place?

AdrianneHill
by Ruby Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM
What a shock
mcginnisc
by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Typically, your voter registration card has that information on it. It baffles my mind how people don't know where to vote..also, there is a list on your county page for early voting places. I voted last week in Henry County...it's not that hard to figure out. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

nb34
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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Another dirty trick by Republicans, why is this a shoker?

JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM

BREAKING: Man tries voting for Republican on electronic voting machine, but THIS happens!


     

voting machine

As election day continues to roll on, reports are coming in from various parts of the country about voting machine errors, the latest of which comes out of Virginia.

Enough errors have been reported in the state that U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell’s office released a statement.

Sen. Jeff McWaters also took to Facebook warning voters to double check their voting summary.

From Wavy.Com:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — 10 On Your Side has received several reports from viewers who say they experienced voting errors Tuesday morning.
The following precincts have reported problems:
Bayside
Great Neck
Stratford Chase
Acredale
Colonial
Centerville
Alanton
Witchduck
Sherry Park
Homestead
Green Run

U.S. Representative Scott Rigell’s office released the following statement regarding the issue:

We have received numerous, credible reports of poll machine irregularity at voting precincts in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. This is very troubling. It is critical that every voter verifies the final summary page before pushing the “cast ballot” option.

Senator Jeff McWaters posted the following message on his Facebook:

Please text all friends
ALERT!! Voting machine errors reported at the polls. Please double check your voting summary to make sure your votes are correct before submitting


Read more at http://www.youngcons.com/breaking-man-tries-voting-for-republican-on-electronic-voting-machine-but-this-happens/#yPpQaeDkgPpJjczz.99

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 1:02 PM
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by Emerald Member on Nov. 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Stealing Election 2014: NC Voting Machines Flipping Votes for Democrats to Republicans!

When resident Percy Bostick, 69, of Greensboro attempted to cast a ballot for Kay Hagan at the Old Guilford County Courthouse, the machine instead registered the vote for Republican opponent Thom Tillis.

“I called one of the poll workers over,” Bostick said. “She said do it again. And again, I touched the screen at the proper place for Kay Hagan, and it again reported it for Thom Tillis.”

Finally, after four attempts, the vote correctly registered for Hagan. A poll worker canceled the vote altogether, and directed Bostick to instead use another machine, where there were no issues.

Another voter at the Craft Recreation Center also attempted to vote for Hagan but a machine there registered the vote instead for Tillis. Like Bostick, that voter was moved to another machine, where it was registered correctly.

This issue is hardly localized to North Carolina. The Pulaski County Election Commission in Arkansas has received a dozen reports of machines changing people’s votes. Bryan Poe, the county’s Director of Elections, says that the issue is widespread there, as well.

“We’re not the only ones that have experienced something like this. I’ve heard reports from Lonoke County, Franklin County, and I have also heard reports from Maryland, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas,” Poe said. “They would go to select one candidate and it would select a different candidate for them. That’s generally an issue that occurs with the calibration of the machine.”

In Collin County, Texas, TruthOut reports issues with voting machines, as well. According to a reader, a friend “tried to vote a straight Dem ticket and the machine flipped her votes to all-Republican straight ticket. When she complained, they unplugged the machine, put her on a second one, and THE SAME THING HAPPENED.”  Sharon Rowe, the Election Administrator in Collin County, said she received a similar report.

In Tennessee, multiple voters watched as he said “no” to restrictive anti-abortion legislation — but the machine said “yes.”

These issues are not restricted to Democrats’ votes, either, though the Brad Blog notes that it is a more common occurrence when voters attempt to cast their ballots for Democratic candidates.

In Maryland, the State GOP is demanding that the Board of Elections ” investigate reports that voting machines are switching ballots cast for GOP candidates to their Democratic rivals.” About 50 Republican voters in 12 counties have reported that their votes were “flipped” to Democratic candidates.

Often the explanation is a ‘calibration error’ however there is a simple solution that’s inexpensive, time-tested and sure to preserve democracy:  A voter-verified paper ballot.  Give me a pencil and paper, and you can keep your machine.

Quoting JustCJ:

BREAKING: Man tries voting for Republican on electronic voting machine, but THIS happens!

     

voting machine

As election day continues to roll on, reports are coming in from various parts of the country about voting machine errors, the latest of which comes out of Virginia.

Enough errors have been reported in the state that U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell’s office released a statement.

Sen. Jeff McWaters also took to Facebook warning voters to double check their voting summary.

From Wavy.Com:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — 10 On Your Side has received several reports from viewers who say they experienced voting errors Tuesday morning.The following precincts have reported problems:BaysideGreat NeckStratford ChaseAcredaleColonialCentervilleAlantonWitchduckSherry ParkHomesteadGreen Run

U.S. Representative Scott Rigell’s office released the following statement regarding the issue:

We have received numerous, credible reports of poll machine irregularity at voting precincts in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. This is very troubling. It is critical that every voter verifies the final summary page before pushing the “cast ballot” option.

Senator Jeff McWaters posted the following message on his Facebook:

Please text all friendsALERT!! Voting machine errors reported at the polls. Please double check your voting summary to make sure your votes are correct before submitting

Read more at http://www.youngcons.com/breaking-man-tries-voting-for-republican-on-electronic-voting-machine-but-this-happens/#yPpQaeDkgPpJjczz.99

 

JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Frankly I'd rather see it. We did the paper ballots this morning. How do I know the reader counted it right? Once my ballot was in there was no print out or anything.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 

by Emerald Member on Nov. 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Stealing Election 2014: NC Voting Machines Flipping Votes for Democrats to Republicans!

When resident Percy Bostick, 69, of Greensboro attempted to cast a ballot for Kay Hagan at the Old Guilford County Courthouse, the machine instead registered the vote for Republican opponent Thom Tillis.

“I called one of the poll workers over,” Bostick said. “She said do it again. And again, I touched the screen at the proper place for Kay Hagan, and it again reported it for Thom Tillis.”

Finally, after four attempts, the vote correctly registered for Hagan. A poll worker canceled the vote altogether, and directed Bostick to instead use another machine, where there were no issues.

Another voter at the Craft Recreation Center also attempted to vote for Hagan but a machine there registered the vote instead for Tillis. Like Bostick, that voter was moved to another machine, where it was registered correctly.

This issue is hardly localized to North Carolina. The Pulaski County Election Commission in Arkansas has received a dozen reports of machines changing people’s votes. Bryan Poe, the county’s Director of Elections, says that the issue is widespread there, as well.

“We’re not the only ones that have experienced something like this. I’ve heard reports from Lonoke County, Franklin County, and I have also heard reports from Maryland, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas,” Poe said. “They would go to select one candidate and it would select a different candidate for them. That’s generally an issue that occurs with the calibration of the machine.”

In Collin County, Texas, TruthOut reports issues with voting machines, as well. According to a reader, a friend “tried to vote a straight Dem ticket and the machine flipped her votes to all-Republican straight ticket. When she complained, they unplugged the machine, put her on a second one, and THE SAME THING HAPPENED.”  Sharon Rowe, the Election Administrator in Collin County, said she received a similar report.

In Tennessee, multiple voters watched as he said “no” to restrictive anti-abortion legislation — but the machine said “yes.”

These issues are not restricted to Democrats’ votes, either, though the Brad Blog notes that it is a more common occurrence when voters attempt to cast their ballots for Democratic candidates.

In Maryland, the State GOP is demanding that the Board of Elections ” investigate reports that voting machines are switching ballots cast for GOP candidates to their Democratic rivals.” About 50 Republican voters in 12 counties have reported that their votes were “flipped” to Democratic candidates.

Often the explanation is a ‘calibration error’ however there is a simple solution that’s inexpensive, time-tested and sure to preserve democracy:  A voter-verified paper ballot.  Give me a pencil and paper, and you can keep your machine.

Quoting JustCJ:

BREAKING: Man tries voting for Republican on electronic voting machine, but THIS happens!

     

voting machine

As election day continues to roll on, reports are coming in from various parts of the country about voting machine errors, the latest of which comes out of Virginia.

Enough errors have been reported in the state that U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell’s office released a statement.

Sen. Jeff McWaters also took to Facebook warning voters to double check their voting summary.

From Wavy.Com:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — 10 On Your Side has received several reports from viewers who say they experienced voting errors Tuesday morning.The following precincts have reported problems:BaysideGreat NeckStratford ChaseAcredaleColonialCentervilleAlantonWitchduckSherry ParkHomesteadGreen Run

U.S. Representative Scott Rigell’s office released the following statement regarding the issue:

We have received numerous, credible reports of poll machine irregularity at voting precincts in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. This is very troubling. It is critical that every voter verifies the final summary page before pushing the “cast ballot” option.

Senator Jeff McWaters posted the following message on his Facebook:

Please text all friendsALERT!! Voting machine errors reported at the polls. Please double check your voting summary to make sure your votes are correct before submitting

Read more at http://www.youngcons.com/breaking-man-tries-voting-for-republican-on-electronic-voting-machine-but-this-happens/#yPpQaeDkgPpJjczz.99

 


NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 4, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Just FYI to go back to my OP......

This is the dude in charge of maintaining the state voter information website in GA that isn't working today:

Georgia Secretary Of State Laments That Democrats Are Registering Minority Voters

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"Georgia Secretary Of State Laments That Democrats Are Registering Minority Voters"

 
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R)

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R)

CREDIT: OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

A day after the Senior Deputy Whip for the Georgia Senate Republicans vowed to block early voting dates and locations that he felt would attract African American voters, a progressive group released audio on Wednesday of Georgia’s Secretary of State warning fellow Republicans that Democrats might win because they are registering minority voters.

The audio, posted on YouTube by Better Georgia, features a man identified as Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp telling fellow Republicans at a July 12, 2014 event in Gwinnett County:

In closing I just wanted to tell you real quick, after we get through this runoff, you know the Democrats are working hard, and all these stories about them, you know, registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines, if they can do that, they can win these elections in November. But we’ve got to do the exact same thing. I would encourage all of you, if you have an Android or an Apple device, to download that app, and maybe your goal is to register one new Republican voter.

Listen to the audio:

The admissions by both Kemp and Senator Fran Millar that minority voters are almost certainly going to vote against the GOP in November contradicts the recent spin by the national party. Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus announced last year that his party would spend millions to reach out to minority groups. The RNC’s own autopsy report on the party’s 2012 election defeats found that many minorities “think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country,” (wrongly, the report argued). Latinos and African Americans voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in 2012, citing concerns about salary, wages, affordable healthcare, and immigration.

On Tuesday, Kemp launched a “voter fraud” investigation into a voter registration effort he suspects may have “forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information.” Accusations of voter fraud have been a frequent tool of Republican secretaries of state.

A year ago, Kemp warned that allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day would undermine their “individual freedoms.” In 2012, he spearheaded an error-riddled effort to purge voters from the rolls just months before the November elections.

Better Georgia executive director Bryan Long said in a statement that Kemp’s and Millar’s comments suggest the investigation is aimed at voter suppression. “The right to vote is sacred, and we should all want to encourage people to vote instead of making it more difficult,” he wrote, adding that, “GOP candidates in Georgia know they cannot win if the electorate reflects the increasing diversity of our state, so Sec. Kemp is using the power of his office to restrict minority voting access. The Justice Department should investigate.

A spokesman for Kemp did not immediately respond to a ThinkProgress inquiry about the remarks.

Quoting JustCJ:
JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Shit girl I don't buy much anymore they are all shitty. I know that they scrutinized my license. I don't know if that's everywhere or just here, but I had to prove who I was to vote today.

Quoting NWP:

Just FYI to go back to my OP......

This is the dude in charge of maintaining the state voter information website in GA that isn't working today:

Georgia Secretary Of State Laments That Democrats Are Registering Minority Voters

POSTED ON 

"Georgia Secretary Of State Laments That Democrats Are Registering Minority Voters"

 
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R)

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R)

CREDIT: OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

A day after the Senior Deputy Whip for the Georgia Senate Republicans vowed to block early voting dates and locations that he felt would attract African American voters, a progressive group released audio on Wednesday of Georgia’s Secretary of State warning fellow Republicans that Democrats might win because they are registering minority voters.

The audio, posted on YouTube by Better Georgia, features a man identified as Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp telling fellow Republicans at a July 12, 2014 event in Gwinnett County:

In closing I just wanted to tell you real quick, after we get through this runoff, you know the Democrats are working hard, and all these stories about them, you know, registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines, if they can do that, they can win these elections in November. But we’ve got to do the exact same thing. I would encourage all of you, if you have an Android or an Apple device, to download that app, and maybe your goal is to register one new Republican voter.

Listen to the audio:


The admissions by both Kemp and Senator Fran Millar that minority voters are almost certainly going to vote against the GOP in November contradicts the recent spin by the national party. Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus announced last year that his party would spend millions to reach out to minority groups. The RNC’s own autopsy report on the party’s 2012 election defeats found that many minorities “think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country,” (wrongly, the report argued). Latinos and African Americans voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in 2012, citing concerns about salary, wages, affordable healthcare, and immigration.

On Tuesday, Kemp launched a “voter fraud” investigation into a voter registration effort he suspects may have “forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information.” Accusations of voter fraud have been a frequent tool of Republican secretaries of state.

A year ago, Kemp warned that allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day would undermine their “individual freedoms.” In 2012, he spearheaded an error-riddled effort to purge voters from the rolls just months before the November elections.

Better Georgia executive director Bryan Long said in a statement that Kemp’s and Millar’s comments suggest the investigation is aimed at voter suppression. “The right to vote is sacred, and we should all want to encourage people to vote instead of making it more difficult,” he wrote, adding that, “GOP candidates in Georgia know they cannot win if the electorate reflects the increasing diversity of our state, so Sec. Kemp is using the power of his office to restrict minority voting access. The Justice Department should investigate.

A spokesman for Kemp did not immediately respond to a ThinkProgress inquiry about the remarks.

Quoting JustCJ:


JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 1:14 PM

‘Better just be a glitch': Is Texas voting machine leaving Greg Abbott off the ballot? [photo]

Wait … what?

Texas ballot

What gives?

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