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  •  rise up! (none)
    1.    Broward County corrected a computer glitch Thursday that had miscounted thousands of absentee votes, instantly turning a slot-machine measure from loser to winner and reinforcing concerns about the accuracy of electronic election returns.

    2.     In Florida, exit polling data showed the opposite of the final results provided through the state.  Even more surprising are the changes in votes per party that occurred on November 2nd.  Counties using e-touch voting machines in Florida showed an average vote gain of 29% for Republicans and a 23.8% increase for Democrats.  However in the Florida, counties that used optical scan vote machines showed drastic differences.  Republicans gained by 128.45% in counties using optical scan voting machines while Democrats had a -21% loss (yes, that is negative 21%).  Some districts in Florida showed gains over 400% while one, Liberty County, gained over 700% for Republicans.

     3.    That led to some races showing votes of negative 25 million, Munroe said.
    "We've never seen anything like this before," he said
    Also, there were 20 to 30 machines that needed to be recalibrated during the voting process because some votes for a candidate were being counted for that candidate's opponent, Munroe said.

    4.     COLUMBUS, Ohio - A computer error with a voting machine cartridge gave President Bush 3,893 extra votes in a Gahanna precinct. Franklin County's unofficial results gave Bush 4,258 votes to Democratic challenger John Kerry's 260 votes in Precinct 1B. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct.

                   North Carolina
    5.     JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - More than 4,500 votes have been lost in one North Carolina county because officials believed a computer that stored ballots electronically could hold more data than it did. Scattered other problems may change results in races around the state.

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    •  DON'T EXPLODE (1.00)

      The counties using e-touch were S FL Dem counties.  The counties using op scan were N FL Rep counties.

      Sometimes things work out because that's the way it is.  Rural votes today are republican.

      •  Huh? (none)
        Why are the evoting machines in Democratic precincts?


        •  Check out the distribution of evote vs scanners (none)
          and the correlation between Dem and GOP precints,
          especially in FLA and Ohio.

          Florida JK bloggers repeatedly complained that they were getting the evote machines only in Dem counties.

          Add that to the Jeb Bush/GOP mailer that literaly told GOP voters to vote absentee because of evoting concerns.

          Go read the other diaries on the evote - there is definitely a story here and one that needs investigating.

          No longer tin foil hat conspiracy theory either- House Dems have requested an inquiry by the GAO.

          "As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together, we make a might fist" Watanka Tatanka (Sitting Bull)

          by wild salmon on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 11:39:58 PM PST

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      •  It still looks a little fishy!!! (none)

        I could understand a greater increase in republican votes than democrats. But a net loss of 21% for democrats in these areas is a little fishy. Not impossible, but still fishy.

        You may close your eyes on this and accept it, but I would look into it a little closer.

      •  Sorry, you are wrong! (none)
        Please go look at the document that shows a surprising pattern.

        Counties that have 12% registered Republicans and 82% Democrats (Calhoun for example) voted for Bush by almost 2 to 1.  The only way this could consistently happen is if the voters in the Op-scan counties ONLY had drunk some special Kool-aid before voting, and the voters in the counties that didn't use the Op-scan machines all declined the Kool-aid.

        Numbers don't lie.  They don't belong to any party.

        "Did the voting machines trump exit polls? There's a way to find out."

        by Ennealogic on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 03:32:57 PM PST

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        •  what about 2000? (none)
          The data we need to see is how those rural counties voted in 2000.  If the same pattern is apparent (majority of voters voting AGAINST their registered party), we'll have a hard time pushing this.  If not, this is a clear indication of fraud.

          On second thought, since in 2000 Florida votes were likely tampered with as well, perhaps we need to look at the data for 1996.

          And some of these counties are so small (just a few hundred votes for Kerry) that fieldwork is also a strong possibility.  Go door-to-door until you find more people willing to publicly swear that they voted for Kerry than the tainted vote tally shows.

          Changing horses midstream is a wise move if your current horse is insane.

          by tsurube on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 04:31:47 PM PST

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