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  •  Weren't they on the net? (13+ / 1-)

    In past elections, the Ohio vote tabulation was routed to Karl Rove's servers in Tennessee, which also house the email servers for the RNC.  

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    by bondibox on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 03:29:49 PM PST

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    •  thats 12 yrs ago. (1+ / 0-)
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      terjeanderson

      Ohio now has VVPAT laws, auto recount in close races where they hand count the paper......

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 03:57:06 PM PST

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    •  Well 8 yrs (1+ / 0-)
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      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 03:58:11 PM PST

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    •  No, just NO. (9+ / 0-)

      There was no "online vote tabulation" sent to Karl Rove or anyone else, in Tennessee or anywhere else, period, end of story.  This story was spread in 2004 when only a handful of counties in Ohio used electronic machines and most of us were still using old-fashioned punch card machines. The only tabulation was the hand count, and they could send that to the man in the moon for all it mattered — it couldn't be altered outside of the county boards of election.

      The sooner we stop spreading this fantasy the better. It's the one thing I can say with virtual certainly is untrue.

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      by anastasia p on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 05:00:59 PM PST

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    •  No. Never. (1+ / 0-)
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      None of the voting equipment in Ohio has any hardware in it that can connect to the internet. It is not allowed by law. The machines are inspected.

      All vote tabulation in Ohio is done at the precincts themselves or, in the case of absentee, early voting, and provisional ballots at the county board of election site. This is also the law. Aggregation of precinct totals are done within each individual county.

      There is no concept in our law of a state-wide central site that tabulates votes. There may be such a site for the media and the campaigns to access so they can report information during their coverage but under Ohio law the counts are only valid at the county level right up until the official canvass has been completed - which only starts this upcoming week in Ohio. I don't think that absentee ballots postmarked on or before election day but received later and provisional ballots have been even counted yet.

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