Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Davidson Deac II

Regardless of how the election turns out

16 posts in this topic

Looks like as good a thread as any, esp in light of what Inmicus said...

So I went to vote this morning and this is the first time in my precinct that they have computers instead of paper books... and the lady (at least 75 and clearly uncomfortable running a computer) tells me after typing my name in, "I'm sorry sir, you have already voted..."

After going back and forth for a minute and being asked questions like "are you sure you didn't vote and just don't remember..." they send me to the provisional ballot section... I fill out the provisional ballot forms and he gives me a ballot to fill out...

About half way into filling it out, another different lady comes over and tells me to stop, that they figured out that the PRINTER JAMMED while printing my forms and that's why it said I'd already voted...

So I finished filling out the ballot (side note: the guy yells at me to get off my phone and I have to explain that I'm not talking on it, but rather looking at the list I had made of who to vote for...) and submit it..

The lady comes over and apologizes again and explains that she went back to check and make sure I hadn't been given my wife's info or anything but that "my wife hasn't voted..." Well... I knew for a fact that my wife HAD already voted this morning... so I asked her to check again, and she said "no, your wife is listed as having not voted"...

So I leave and call my wife and she did in fact already vote and submit her ballot in the machine... so I guess she could go vote again...

Man, no wonder elections get screwed up...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like as good a thread as any, esp in light of what Inmicus said...

So I went to vote this morning and this is the first time in my precinct that they have computers instead of paper books... and the lady (at least 75 and clearly uncomfortable running a computer) tells me after typing my name in, "I'm sorry sir, you have already voted..."

After going back and forth for a minute and being asked questions like "are you sure you didn't vote and just don't remember..." they send me to the provisional ballot section... I fill out the provisional ballot forms and he gives me a ballot to fill out...

About half way into filling it out, another different lady comes over and tells me to stop, that they figured out that the PRINTER JAMMED while printing my forms and that's why it said I'd already voted...

So I finished filling out the ballot (side note: the guy yells at me to get off my phone and I have to explain that I'm not talking on it, but rather looking at the list I had made of who to vote for...) and submit it..

The lady comes over and apologizes again and explains that she went back to check and make sure I hadn't been given my wife's info or anything but that "my wife hasn't voted..." Well... I knew for a fact that my wife HAD already voted this morning... so I asked her to check again, and she said "no, your wife is listed as having not voted"...

So I leave and call my wife and she did in fact already vote and submit her ballot in the machine... so I guess she could go vote again...

Man, no wonder elections get screwed up...

Yep...nothing can ever go wrong or have people exploit gaps in voter integrity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im afriad this one is going to make Bush/Gore look like a smooth and efficient election.

With all of the problems in the NE anyone who thinks this is going to be over quickly is simply kidding themselves.

Fax and email in your ballot? You must be joking NJ. No chance for fraud there...

NJ and NY will go Obama, so the local stuff is all that will be contested

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too bad the NJ Sen race wasn't more competitive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a slight, but real possibility that this one could end up being decided in the House of Representatives. That would be a fascinating thing to watch, although I think we would see a lot of angry democrats since the republicans control the house.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wasn't going to vote today. It would take a miracle for Romney to lose Kentucky so I figured why bother, especially since I had to work from 10 until 6. So I go to work and the doors are closed. The owner HATES Obama. Every day he's putting some anti Obama poo up in his store. The sign on the door said something about the bank taking too much money out of their account but I guarantee you this guy is shutting down the doors until he's sure Romney wins. If Obama wins, it's gone for good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites