Votes found on Philadelphia poll machines BEFORE POLLS OPEN!!!!!!!!


PDA






captain obvious
November 2, 2004, 10:39 AM
From Drudge:

Before voting even began in Philladelphia -- poll watchers found nearly 2000 votes already planted on machines scattered throughout downtown... One incident occurred at 2601 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pa: Ward 37, division 8... pollwatchers uncovered 4 machines with planted votes; one with over 200 and one with nearly 500... A second location, 1901 W. Girard Ave., Berean Institute, Philadelphia, Pa, had 300+ votes already on 2 machines at start of day... INCIDENT: 292 votes on machine at start of day; WARD/DIVISION: 7/7: ADDRESS: 122 W. Erie Ave., Roberto Clemente School, Philadelphia, Pa.; INCIDENT: 456 votes on machine at start of day; WARD/DIVISION: 12/3; ADDRESS: 5657 Chew Ave., storefront, Philadelphia, Pa... Developing...

If you enjoyed reading about "Votes found on Philadelphia poll machines BEFORE POLLS OPEN!!!!!!!!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
davec
November 2, 2004, 11:00 AM
They run a few hundred votes through the machines to make sure they work a few days before the election. That way you don't get a surprise broken machine on election day with a line of angry voters. The test is supposed to be cleared. Sometimes for whatever reason it isn't, thats why every machine is double checked by poll workers before the polls open.

typical drudge, half truths and misinformation.

BTW, if this was an attempt to stuff the ballot, and im sure that theirs a good chance it was, the fact that it was discovered says volumes about the attentiveness of the poll workers from both parties to discover it and prevent it from impacting the election.

Sean Cloherty
November 2, 2004, 11:46 AM
Some additional updates -

MORE... A gun was purposely made visible to scare poll watchers at Ward 30, division 11, at 905 S. 20th St., Grand Court. Police were called and surrounded the location... Developing...

boofus
November 2, 2004, 03:25 PM
Yeah we had lots of guns at the school where I cast my ballot. The sheriff's dept had several deputies there to direct traffic. I feel 'disenfranchised' already because they had scary guns and uniforms and were trying to make me go in a certain direction. :rolleyes:

Gusgus
November 2, 2004, 03:31 PM
Local news is reporting that the machines have two counters. A digital one, and a mechanical one. The mechanical one, which is the counters the pole workers saw, are reset when the machines are serviced. The digital counter is the one that shows the number of votes. I don't know if this is true or not, but it's what Philly news is reporting.

cordex
November 2, 2004, 03:48 PM
Boofus,
Did they make you turn left or right?

geekWithA.45
November 2, 2004, 04:32 PM
It's just the ghosts of all those dead voters.

They vote at midnight.

xenophon
November 2, 2004, 05:53 PM
The voter machines have a separate tally showing the total number of votes it's processed in it's lifetime...

x

jnojr
November 3, 2004, 01:00 AM
I experienced the opposite. When I voted at ~8:30AM, the machine said it had 9 votes. Nine?!?! An hour and a half after the polls opened, in an area with a lot of older people, and when there were probably nine other people there ahead of me???

The way they were grumbling about that machine, I think it hadn't been working. So... what happened with all the ballots that were cast before I got there?

snubby
November 12, 2004, 06:08 PM
Did anybody think to tally up those early votes to see which way they were breaking (100% for Kerry would look pretty suspicious)?

If you enjoyed reading about "Votes found on Philadelphia poll machines BEFORE POLLS OPEN!!!!!!!!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!