Tag: Stolen elections

More E-voting Crap

Reminder: screwing with voting for profit is sick, obscene, anti-American, and so-GOP.

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The State of Maryland has filed a $8.5M claim against Premier Election Systems(previously known as Diebold), joining Ohio in seeking damages from the company. The claim alleges that election officials were forced to spend millions of dollars to address multiple security flaws in the machines. Previously, Diebold paid millions to settle a California lawsuit over security issues in their machines. The dispute comes as Maryland and Virginia prepare to scrap the touch screen electronic voting systems they bought after the 2000 presidential election. California, Florida, New Mexico, and Iowa have already switched to optical scanners, and voters in Pennsylvania are suing to prevent the use of paperless electronic voting systems in their state. Meanwhile, Artifex Software is suing Diebold for violations of the GPL covering the Ghostscript software technology used in the proprietary voting machines.


Election Day Message from My Congressman; How Not to Get Screwed at the Polling Place

Make sure your vote counts!

Hon. John Hall (D-NY19):

Did you know? 

  • You do not need to show identification unless it is your first time voting at that location.
  • You have the right to be assisted in voting if you cannot read or see the ballot, if you cannot enter the voting booth, or cannot operate the machine due to a physical disability. You may be assisted by a person of your choice, other than your employer. Every polling place is required to have an accessible ballot marking device available upon request.
  • You have the right to bring children under 16 into the voting booth with you.
  • You do have the right to vote if your home is in foreclosure. If you still live in the home you can still vote in that district.
  • You have the right to take time off from work to vote. If the polls are not open for 4 consecutive hours before or after work you can take off up to 2 paid hours from work. You must notify your employer at least 2 days before Election Day.
  • If for some reason you cannot vote on the voting machine due to a technical problem or a conflict with the voter registration information, you have the right to vote on a paper ballot. It’s always better to vote on the machine if you can, but in an emergency or if there is a conflict that cannot be resolved on site, do use the paper ballot option.