READER COMMENTS ON
"500,000 Votes Uncounted in AZ, Many Hispanics Directed to Cast Provisional Ballots in Phoenix"
(10 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Ernest A. Canning
said on 11/13/2012 @ 11:15 am PT...
Brad, one of the points Rachel made was that Maricopa had closed 1/3 of its polling places.
According to the U.S. census, more than one half of the state’s entire population resides in Maricopa County. Of that, 58.3% are listed as non-Hispanic whites. That means that AZ closed 1/3 of the polling places in its most populous county --- a county with a large (aka Democratic leaning) minority population.
Query: What type of voting systems are in use in Maricopa County?
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2012 @ 12:45 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2012 @ 12:48 pm PT...
Maricopa uses Sequoia paper ballot op-scan for most voters (and Sequoia touch-screen for disabled-accessible voting).
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2012 @ 6:08 pm PT...
Yeah, it all seems legit, because working class people who can barely afford to take 5 hours off from one of their two jobs to vote can now take another 5 hours off to go fight with "city hall" to get their vote counted.
The fix is in.
Please confirm that the SoS of Arizona is a Rethuglican? I'm just guessing on that.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2012 @ 6:42 pm PT...
This is the same county that "accidentally" printed NOV 8TH as election day on some of it's spanish language only materials - not once, but TWICE, months apart.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 11/14/2012 @ 5:45 am PT...
Wow,just wow. They actually take your ballot and make a duplicate because the machine can't count it if it has a smudge or such. Why not just count it by hand?
From NPR's Ted Robbins.
ROBBINS: Judy Nelson and Rosemarie Johnson are filling in duplicate ballots by hand. Arizona counties use the kind of the ballot where voters fill in the bubble next to a candidate's name. The voting machines can't read it when the original ballot has a smudge, a tear, a coffee stain or, in this case, a check mark next to a name instead of the bubble filled in with black ink. And this step comes after other workers verify the signature on the ballot.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 11/14/2012 @ 10:13 am PT...
The system is crazy! Nuts! Just count the ballots. Are all the ballots being saved? Where is the "army of lawyers" we kept hearing about (again) supposedly to protect the voters rights? What is the DOJ doing?
Can we ever get uniform standards for federal elections? Paper trails, early voting etc?
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 11/14/2012 @ 6:32 pm PT...
As soon as an election is over and POTUS is selected, the "army of lawyers" disappears into the vapor. And winners never both to try and get all the votes counted, because it's not "in their best interest."
Of all the missed opportunities, it would have been in 2000 for (then) Governor Gregoire of Washinton to have forced a full investigation into voting irregularities with electronic voting machines in Snohomish County. She had just squeaked by in multiple recounts after having 15,000+ votes stolen from her in Snohomish county, and could have used her power as Governor to expose that.
But, she was scared to "stir the pot" and, as a result, missed an opportunity to save us from 2004 and beyond.
The winners will never fight for electoral justice and the losers have no clout to do so and are labeled "sore losers" for doing so.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 11/16/2012 @ 1:51 pm PT...
Off-topic (but related to election fraud)
Here's an explosive story reported by Wonkette.com . If this story is correct, Anonymous blocked Karl Rove from stealing Ohio again. Please investigate this if you can.
The author claims that hackers constructed a password-protected firewall that prevented Rove's goons from doing a repeat of 2004. The hackers then watched as the goons frantically tried to penetrate the firewall --- with "exactly 105" password attempts!
If true, this account would explain Rove's meltdown on Fox News at approximately 11:10PM on Election Night, 2012.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 11/16/2012 @ 4:49 pm PT...