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  •  Keep up the public pressure on Clearchannel (24+ / 0-)

    A mistake? I don't think so.  

    The Color of Change and Credo petitions have created a lot of very bad PR for them, and rightly so! The very idea that they might have to stay up for weeks longer, until Clearchannel hade "time" to get around to it?!

    Go get em!

    Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

    by Catskill Julie on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 07:23:44 AM PDT

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    •  Petition for Transparency in Ohio E-Voting (1+ / 0-)
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      How about signing a petition to get tranparency in Ohio, where Bain cronies own the Electronic Voting machines (not to mention Oklahoma and elsewhere)?

      •  Because most of us don't e-vote in Ohio (0+ / 0-)

        and the Bain machines are only in two counties. I would look like an idiot starting a petition against machines we don't use.

        Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

        by anastasia p on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 05:42:22 PM PDT

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        •  Youch! I thought we wanted Ohio in the Win column (0+ / 0-)

          and transparency in vote tabulation seems the bare minimum since Bain owns the machines.  

          •  Two Counties (0+ / 0-)

            Hamilton and Williams (out of 88 counties in Ohio).

            They are optical scan systems which means that the paper ballot still exists for manual counts. The counting by those machines can be set for precinct counting i.e. the votes are not sent to a central counting computer, but I don't know what those counties have decided to do.

            8 counties actually use the electronic voting machines that have been the subject of many issues - but Bain doesn't have anything to do with those.  Those machines print your choices for you to review before you cast your vote and the paper tape of your choices is kept if manual counting / review is necessary.

            So, 80 counties in Ohio use optical scan systems. 78 of those use precinct counting only while 2 do not. 8 other counties use electronic touchscreen voting that print the ballot prior to casting so a printed record exists.

            By the way, the Ohio legislature changed the law several years back (prior to 2008) that requires paper ballots if ANY electronic touchscreen voting machine malfunctions in the polling site. Voters at any electronic voting location can opt for a paper ballot rather than using the electronic voting machine and it is NOT treated like a provisional ballot. Finally, in all electronic voting locations if lines are too long paper ballots are to be used.

            Those are all changes in the law that are still in force today.

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