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Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election


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#1 OFFLINE   CoyoteQ

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

Long lines and sporadic problems with voting machines caused snags in some key states during Tuesday's closely watched U.S. election.

Voters waited for up to four hours in Virginia and three hours in some parts of south Florida, leading some to walk away before casting a ballot.

In Pinellas County, Florida, which includes St. Petersburg, officials had to send a corrective message to 12,000 absentee voters after an automated call told them they needed to get their ballot in "tomorrow." The message was supposed to have gone out Monday, but was sent out Tuesday due to a computer glitch, said Nancy Whitlock, a spokeswoman for the county supervisor of elections.
Several complaints came out of Pennsylvania, including two cases in which a voting machine had to be recalibrated after voters complained that it incorrectly displayed their vote for president. Election officials in the two counties where the incidents occurred said the voters were able to cast ballots for their intended candidate, and there were no further complaints once the machines were fixed.

In Philadelphia, nonpartisan election monitors from Philadelphia's Committee of Seventy said two voting machines had broken down at one precinct on the city's north side, forcing poll workers to issue provisional ballots. That slowed down an already long line, and at least 30 voters had dropped out, the group said.

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#2 OFFLINE   CoyoteQ

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

:disgust1: Sounds like quite the clusterfuck...also sounds like all these "glitches" are favoring Romney.
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#3 OFFLINE   SgtFrenchy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Ugh, it's almost over. I don't know how many more friggin phone calls I can take.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

:disgust1: Sounds like quite the clusterfuck...also sounds like all these "glitches" are favoring Romney.


Good ol' vote suppression... about as un-American as it gets. :disgust:
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#5 OFFLINE   Craig Simpson

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

Funniest line I've seen today, from Faux John Madden on Twitter:

BREAKING: Apple Maps projecting Barack Obama to win Brazil.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

:disgust1: Sounds like quite the clusterfuck...also sounds like all these "glitches" are favoring Romney.


That's why I always vote absentee but the downside is actually knowing if your vote was "counted".
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

Funniest line I've seen today, from Faux John Madden on Twitter:

BREAKING: Apple Maps projecting Barack Obama to win Brazil.


That's awesome.



P.S. Good work U.S.A (I don't know if I've ever said that before! Except maybe 4 years ago.)
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#8 OFFLINE   SgtFrenchy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

Good work U.S.A (I don't know if I've ever said that before! Except maybe 4 years ago.)

I saw this earlier today, and it's exactly how I've felt for most of this race. Whatever your choice was, the end result is gonna be the same.

Ron Paul foresees 2012 outcome

"I don't think there's enough difference between the two candidates, and I assume the victor today will be the status quo," Paul said. "We're going to continue with basically the same policies that we've had for a long time, so I don't see the election, as the way its turning out, to be very crucial at all."


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Rocky Mountain Hiiiiiiiiiighhhhh... Colorado!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

I saw this earlier today, and it's exactly how I've felt for most of this race. Whatever your choice was, the end result is gonna be the same.

Ron Paul foresees 2012 outcome



Fine with me. The status quo in this case scares me waaaaay less.



Rocky Mountain Hiiiiiiiiiighhhhh... Colorado!

:JC_spliff:


It's not official yet, is it? I've been keeping my eye on that one, along with OR and WA. And Prop 37 in CA (not looking good).

Meanwhile, OK has officially banned affirmative action.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

Amendment 64 has passed in Colorado... Denver Post reports in


Now it's time to see what the Feds decide to do with us rabble rousers.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

Amendment 64 has passed in Colorado... Denver Post reports in


Now it's time to see what the Feds decide to do with us rabble rousers.


Well done Colorado! On two counts! Amendment 64 would mean nothing to me personally, even if I lived in Colorado, but good for the rest of you!
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

So I'm watching CNN, and I can't listen to/watch James Carville without thinking of this:




In other news, oh hello popular vote!!
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:13 AM

Fine with me. The status quo in this case scares me waaaaay less.





It's not official yet, is it? I've been keeping my eye on that one, along with OR and WA. And Prop 37 in CA (not looking good).

Meanwhile, OK has officially banned affirmative action.


I voted NO on that. :grin:
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:17 AM

I voted NO on that. :grin:


And it looks like you'll get your wish!
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

And it looks like you'll get your wish!


Not enough of my wishes were granted in this election... :disgust1:
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

Without getting too political.....

I screwed up on one vote. I filled in the wrong circle. I meant to vote FOR an amendment that would define corporations as NOT people and contributions as NOT a freedom of speech in the state of Illinois. D'oh. I hope it passed anyway.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:29 AM

Without getting too political.....

I screwed up on one vote. I filled in the wrong circle. I meant to vote FOR an amendment that would define corporations as NOT people and contributions as NOT a freedom of speech in the state of Illinois. D'oh. I hope it passed anyway.

Oh great. It's all your fault! :disgust1:
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:58 AM

So collectively Obama and Romney spent two billion dollars on this election. Job creation, oh yeah!
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

So collectively Obama and Romney spent two billion dollars on this election. Job creation, oh yeah!


Yep, that's pretty insane. I just don't get it.

I'm quite proud of myself for not seeing a single political ad on TV during this whole thing. I think that's an accomplishment.
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