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Computer Glitch Gives Bush 3,893 Extra Votes

Error Will Not Change Election Outcome



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POSTED: 10:49 am EST November 5, 2004


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A computer error with a voting machine cartridge gave President George W. Bush 3,893 extra votes in a Gahanna precinct.

President Bush won Ohio by 136,000 votes so fixing the error wouldn't change the election's outcome.

Franklin County's unofficial results gave Bush 4,258 votes to Democratic challenger John Kerry's 260 votes in Precinct one-B.

Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct. Franklin County elections director Matthew Damschroder says Bush got 365 votes there.

Damschroder says he got calls Thursday from people who saw the error when reading poll results on the election board's Web site.

Damschroder says after Precinct one-B closed, a cartridge from one of three voting machines at the polling place generated a faulty number at a computerized reading station.

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How surprising!
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I don't see how anyone can trust any result from those machines.
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What is the deal with those machines. We freaking have rovers on mars, and we cant get voting machines working properly??
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What is the deal with those machines. We freaking have rovers on mars, and we cant get voting machines working properly??
Maybe they did work properly, or at least, "as intended". :conspiracy:
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That almost doesn't seem right though, only 600 votes from 1 county?
It definetely sounds right. I was watching our Canadian Coverage of the Election and it said that at one County (precinct) people were taking 5 minutes to vote and they only have three machines. Thus definetely not giving anyone time to get in 4000+ voters.
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What is the deal with those machines. We freaking have rovers on mars, and we cant get voting machines working properly??
Why do you even need machines? The rest of the civilised world manages just fine with pencil and paper. We don't have these problems.
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strange cos this news is on the international cnn homepage yet not on the front of the american cnn...

you'd think news about your own country would be on the front of your news edition. maybe i missed it or something.


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strange cos this news is on the international cnn homepage yet not on the front of the american cnn...

you'd think news about your own country would be on the front of your news edition. maybe i missed it or something.
Wake up baby!!! The media is all up this administrations' ass... Case in point the debates.. While most gave Kerry his props for kicking ass--- they were more concerned about what dumbfuck should do to challenge him It was the same at the beginning of the war, and now we have 4 more years of Carl Rove manipulating everything

P.S. there's shit being reported all over the country, but you have to look really hard to find articles.

Here's one I came accross on aol:


Group Finds Voting Irregularities in South
By DOUG GROSS, AP

ATLANTA (Nov. 5) - A national voting rights group said Friday it documented hundreds of voting irregularities affecting poor and minority voters in seven Southern states - from long lines and faulty equipment to deliberate voter intimidation.

"While the United States of America is a strong democracy, it is also a flawed democracy," said Keith Jennings, director of Count Every Vote 2004, formed after the 2000 election to assure voting rights for "underrepresented and marginalized sectors of the population."


The group sent monitors Tuesday to 700 precincts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Their goal was to observe such issues as the timely opening of polls, the presence of correct ballots and functioning machines, and the impartiality of elections officials.

Among their preliminary findings, the group listed a shortage of early voting locations in Duval County, Fla., the largest county in Florida in area and voting-age population, the failure of electronic voting machines in three South Carolina counties, and the loss of votes at a North Carolina precinct when too much information was stored on a computer unit.

"In one case, sprinklers came on while people were waiting to vote and the poll workers didn't know how to turn them off," said Alma Ayala, who monitored voting in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Volunteers with the organization met Friday at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church - where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached - to compile their findings and plan for collecting new information.

Group leaders did not know exactly how many irregularities were cited and could not say which states appeared to have the most. They said those issues will be more fully explored in their final report, to be issued in about two weeks.

But volunteers provided anecdotal evidence of voting problems in every state they monitored.

Randall Tussaint, who helped register voters and monitor polls in an eastern Georgia congressional district, cited a precinct at historically black Savannah State University where the 25 provisional ballots provided were gone by 11 a.m.

Some voters whose registration status was unclear after that time left without voting, he said.


In Florida, monitors said they observed prospective voters leaving polling places when they saw long lines for last week's early voting. Faulty equipment and sub-par facilities in some poor neighborhoods also contributed to possible voter disenfranchisement, they said.

The group's preliminary report made some positive observations.

The report applauded increased voter participation and numerous "get out the vote drives" and called elections throughout the South "relatively well administered."

But members said the fact that the presidential election's outcome is not being challenged - as it was in 2000 - should not obscure problems that still occurred.

"We had an election on Nov. 2 that fell outside the zone of litigation," said Patrick Merloe, an attorney and human rights activist who has observed elections in 27 countries. "That does not mean we had an election that met acceptable standards."


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Wake up baby!!! The media is all up this administrations' ass...
That's just not true. The ONLY right-wing media outlet is Fox News. All of the rest: CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, etc swing toward the left.

Chris Matthews, Larry King, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Katie Couric....all mainstream media, and they ALL were pulling for Kerry. You ever wonder why people like Michael Moore generally won't go on Fox News? Yet, he'll sit down and do a powder-puff interview with someone like Katie Couric or Larry King in a heartbeat. Also wonder why John Kerry would never go on Fox News? Ironically, some speculate that not going on Fox News could have cost Kerry the election.
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