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

Discussion in 'Legal' started by captain obvious, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. captain obvious

    captain obvious Well-Known Member

    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...
  2. davec

    davec Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Sean Cloherty

    Sean Cloherty Well-Known Member

    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...
  4. boofus

    boofus Guest

    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:
  5. Gusgus

    Gusgus Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. cordex

    cordex Well-Known Member

    Did they make you turn left or right?
  7. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    It's just the ghosts of all those dead voters.

    They vote at midnight.
  8. xenophon

    xenophon Well-Known Member

    The voter machines have a separate tally showing the total number of votes it's processed in it's lifetime...

  9. jnojr

    jnojr Well-Known Member

    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?
  10. snubby

    snubby Well-Known Member

    Did anybody think to tally up those early votes to see which way they were breaking (100% for Kerry would look pretty suspicious)?

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