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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:52 PM

Letter: Brownback/Davis election was strange night working polls

I read the recent letter to the editor concerning the need for verification of the November election vote and found it interesting. The scenario outlined was what I experienced as a poll volunteer.

In the gubernatorial race, we experienced unusual issues with voting machines. The recent letter mentioned the voting machines showing a swing to Gov. Sam Brownback during the last 30 minutes of the election. We experienced the same. In fact, I believe Paul Davis was showing a small lead throughout until the polls closed. As we pulled tapes after closing our site to check for irregularities, we saw Brownback had pulled ahead in the last 10 to 20 minutes. Keep in mind the voting machines were acting strangely throughout the evening. After the close, at least one decided to not give up its tape output without “thinking about it,” is how I would put it. When I left more than two hours after the polls closed, it still was printing tape sporadically. Our poll manager and another person from the opposing party stayed, as is necessary.

Verizon wireless 3G sending units were in use for the first time to send data to centralized data collection points. When I mentioned this to a friend who is an electrical engineer and builds boards for communications/broadcast equipment, he rolled his eyes and said: “ What a simple but reliable way to throw an election.”

That evening was the strangest I’ve ever had working polls.

Do I think the elections were hacked? You bet I do. It wasn’t just me either. Others as well voiced suspicion. Our poll manger was getting calls all evening from other poll managers who were having all sorts of problems. I leave it to you, but everything I heard and saw that evening pointed to hacked votes.

VERN R.C. MCFALLS, Topeka

http://cjonline.com/opinion/2015-07-25/letter-brownbackdavis-election-was-strange-night-working-polls#.VbRarCyY3C0.facebook&gsc.tab=0

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Reply Letter: Brownback/Davis election was strange night working polls (Original post)
n2doc Jul 2015 OP
tblue37 Jul 2015 #1
msongs Jul 2015 #2
pscot Jul 2015 #9
sketchy Jul 2015 #3
AllFieldsRequired Jul 2015 #4
LiberalAndProud Jul 2015 #5
CanonRay Jul 2015 #6
WDIM Jul 2015 #7
BuelahWitch Jul 2015 #16
GoneFishin Jul 2015 #8
snort Jul 2015 #10
pansypoo53219 Jul 2015 #11
spanone Jul 2015 #12
Enthusiast Jul 2015 #13
brooklynite Jul 2015 #14
n2doc Jul 2015 #15
BuelahWitch Jul 2015 #17
brooklynite Jul 2015 #19
BuelahWitch Jul 2015 #20
Wilms Jul 2015 #18
Red1 Jul 2015 #21

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:20 PM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:06 PM

2. the democratic party inc cares not about this sort of thing. glad you do, thogh nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:38 PM

9. I wonder why that is?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:52 PM

3. Thank you for this info

Here's another recent article on this.

Link:
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article28362433.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:56 AM

4. Well, what we know for a fact, what has been proven beyond any question, is the GOP

SOP is to steal elections if they cant win them outright.

If they will appoint SC justices who will steal elections, why wouldn't they hack machines?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:03 PM

6. K & R

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:11 PM

7. Does KS have paper ballots or is it all electronic?

My state has "scantron machines" (thats what i call them) that read the filled in bubbles. Of course you can program a scantron machine to give you any readout you want.

I would love for our elections to be verified by a hand count of paper ballots. Electronics are too unreliable and too easily tampered with.

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Response to WDIM (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 09:18 PM

16. Douglas county uses paper ballots with the "scantron" like yours

I can't say about the other counties, but our CC Jamie Shew insisted on them.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:35 PM

8. Pulling ahead in the home stretch is a key characteristic of fraudulent electronic vote tabulation.

Here's why :

If you were the person trying to rig an election your goal is likely to be to cause your party to win by only a slim margin so as not to be blatantly bogus. Which means you want to increase your party's votes by as few votes as necessary to push him/her into the win.

The problem is that you don't know how many votes will be required to accomplish that, or if any fudging will be required at all, until late in the returns.

And hence, the major fudging tends to happen at the end, once the size of the required fudge factor is known.

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 01:04 PM

10. Exactly.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 01:53 PM

11. the election fraud will ALWAYS be the recording of votes. the machines.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 02:19 PM

12. k&r...is there no oversight for this kind of crime?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:13 PM

13. Kicked and recommended to the Max!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:56 PM

14. What do you mean by "Paul Davis was showing a small lead throughout until the polls closed"?

 

How would you know in advance of poll closing what the vote tallies were?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:08 PM

15. I did not write the letter n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 09:21 PM

17. Exit polls?

Just a guess...

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Response to BuelahWitch (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 10:37 AM

19. Exit polls aren't released before voting ends either...

 

...they may leak to some people, but your average polling volunteer isn't likely to be one of them.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 10:53 AM

20. Maybe he's just repeating what he heard AFTER THE FACT

I worked polls during the 2004 election and was isolated from news, but heard later that exit polls predicted were predicting a Kerry win.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 09:33 AM

18. That's one of my questions.

 

There is ZERO doubt that an electronic voting machine can be hacked. But was this such an incident?? Need more info. But without a real audit, we'll never know.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 10:02 AM

21. Re-vote

 

!!

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