Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by luchiano, Nov 6, 2012.
I hope this is just a one time thing, but something tells me it's not.
I saw this, and it really pissed me off. I don't believe it's a glitch either. I wonder if Tagg owns this particular machine....
Where did that even come from? You can tell, if you listen to the background, that they're just looping it over and over.
might just be a calibration issue, but nothing in me trusts an electronic voting system.
I will say that I expect voting manipulation to be much more complicated and inconspicuous than this.
They are playing the same video piece over and over in that one clip, don't know why.
Here we go! Those must be the machines owned by Romney's son Tag. I mean how is that even possible? Your family owns some of the machines that take the votes... Corporations are people.... Super Pacs... Its all about the money. Whoever has the most money wins...or whoever they (The Corporations) pump the most money into that serves their best interest and profits.
Here's what the creator of the video wrote:
My wife and I went to the voting booths this morning before work. There were 4 older ladies running the show and 3 voting booths that are similar to a science fair project in how they fold up. They had an oval VOTE logo on top center and a cartridge slot on the left that the volunteers used to start your ballot. I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode. I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine. Next I deselected her and started at the top of Romney's name and started tapping very closely together to find the 'active areas'. From the top of Romney's button down to the bottom of the black checkbox beside Obama's name was all active for Romney. From the bottom of that same checkbox to the bottom of the Obama button (basically a small white sliver) is what let me choose Obama. Stein's button was fine. All other buttons worked fine. I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said "It's nothing to worry about, everything will be OK." and went back to what she was doing.
The actual original video is only 18 seconds long here:
I don't think it's a calibration issue when he says that he clicked on Stein and it selected fine. If it actually was a calibration issue, clicking on Stein would in theory select the option above, but he says it didn't. They said they patched it, not that they recalibrated it. Patch implies a software-side fix.
This is why you don't put democracy in the hands of the private sector. No wonder Republicans never shut up about how important and how much better the private sector is... hahah
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