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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:03 PM

Dem's must fix voting machines

trump won by only 11,000 votes in Michigan. Easy to steal when the most Democratic region of the State was fucked by voting machine's failure.... focus, focus, please focus

By Charlotte Alter
December 14, 2016

More than 80 voting machines in Detroit malfunctioned on Election Day, officials say, resulting in ballot discrepancies in 59% of precincts that raise questions about the reliability of future election results in a city dominated by Democratic and minority voters.

“This is not the first time,” adds Daniel Baxter, elections director for the city. “We’ve had this problem in nearly every election that we administer in the city of Detroit.” Baxter says that the machines were tested for accuracy before election day in accordance with state and federal guidelines, but that sometimes the machines “hit up against each other and malfunction” as they’re being transported to the precincts.

The machines were optical scanners, meaning they registered and counted the votes marked on paper ballots. Many of the machines jammed over the course of election day, perhaps because Michigan had a two-page ballot this year, which meant that paper ballots were collected but inconsistently recorded by the machines. Michigan does not have early voting, so any mechanical malfunction would necessarily happen on election day, since that’s the only day the machines are used. That’s why so many machines malfunctioned at the same time. “You don’t expect a laptop to last 10 years, and you shouldn’t expect a voting machines to last 10 years,” says Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey.


https://time.com/4599886/detroit-voting-machine-failures-were-widespread-on-election-day/

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Miigwech Jun 13 OP
librechik Jun 13 #1
Miigwech Jun 13 #2
msongs Jun 13 #3
Dirty Socialist Jun 13 #4
maxsolomon Jun 13 #5

Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:48 PM

1. Dems passed an election security bill months ago--Now languishing in the Senate

forever.

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Response to librechik (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:54 PM

2. So how does this help?

Dem's must expose, expose, expose ... sounds repetitive but this is what is needed

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:06 PM

3. no probs, repubs have already fixed them nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:08 PM

4. Yes

Emphasis on “fixed”

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:13 PM

5. They won't.

It is only possible to address where Republics have no power.

While they're at it, Dems must also fix:

the Opiod Crisis
the Homelessness Crisis
the Climate Crisis
the 9/11 1st Responder Crisis
the Mass Shooting Crisis
the Healthcare Crisis
the Social Security Crisis
the Deficit
the National Debt
the Immigration Crisis

did I miss other crises?

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