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I went to vote this morning and was told that I had requested an absentee ballot.  I said "No, no, no, no, no!" or something similar and managed to make it somehow understood that I had NOT requested an absentee ballot.  So they started to try and fix it with phone calls and looking in their computers and such... and I stood and waited, certain that someone had tracked me down via DKos and attempted to sabotage my vote.  Anyhow after a few minutes they decided to let me vote... but the paranoid side of me is certain that it's because however I voted their thingabobs will overwrite it.  

BTW, the parking lot was crazy full but there were only two or three other voters there at the same time.  I wonder what that was about.

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)
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    Setsuna Mudo, glorificus, AnnieR, fidel, Clio2

    the Clear Light is the consciousness of the quantum vacuum

    by Sharkmeister on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 06:02:16 AM PST

  •  I don't think it's paranoid at all. (4+ / 0-)
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    glorificus, AnnieR, Sharkmeister, Clio2

    That's a very real & reasonable fear.

    -and thank you for voting! God I hope we somehow manage to keep the Virginia Senate.

    Yami Yugi: Wait a minute! Did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn? Seto Kaiba: Yeah. So? Yami: That's against the rules, isn't it? Kaiba: Screw the rules, I have money! — Episode 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series

    by Setsuna Mudo on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 06:09:26 AM PST

  •  Voting Machine Troubles in Ohio (2+ / 0-)
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    Sharkmeister, Setsuna Mudo

    Paper ballots with ESS optical scanners.

    OK so first vee had to show zee papers to sign in.

    The ballot has a tear-off stub that must be removed and handed to poll workers keeping a separate voter count before submitting it to scan. There are no instructions stating this, the poll workers aren't warning anyone in advance, but the machine is supposed to spit the ballot back if it's left on.

    It doesn't.

    Also our machine has counted one fewer ballots than the number of voters. I suppose it's anyone's guess who didn't get counted.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 06:49:40 AM PST

  •  Hmmm (0+ / 0-)

    I am about to head out to vote in N.Va. also. Although in our jurisdiction it's practically all Dems running unopposed, we did have that dirty-tricks postcard from a non-existent organization purporting to oppose a Republican candidate on the basis that he's gay and saying he's worse thn the Dem...Which BTW if it was intended to get this household to vote Republican, it won't work. If there is any funny business, will come back and report here.  

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