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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/03/Dozens-of-Romney-Voters-In-Colorado-Complain-Machines-Changed-Votes-To-Obama

'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama



3 Nov 2012, 4:06 PM PDT

Dozens of voters in Pueblo County, Colorado have claimed electronic voting machines have changed their votes for Mitt Romney to votes for President Barack Obama.

The Pueblo County Republican Party has asked the Colorado Secretary of State's office to investigate the matter.

A voter told KRDO Newschannel 13 that a checkmark appeared next to Obama's name after she cast her vote for Romney.

"I wonder where my vote really counted," she stated.

Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz admitted he was aware of "fewer than ten instances" of votes being switched and conceded such errors have occurred since the county has used the electronic voting machines in 2006. He blamed those changes on human error.

Gilbert said voters had several chances to check their ballot before submitting it, but Pueblo Republican Chair Becky Mizel said the county's clerk office should, "at the very minimum," place a note on the door of polling places informing voters to lookout for potential problems with the voting machines.

Last week, the Republican National Committee sent letters to six states, asking them to more closely monitor electronic voting machines -- and to re-calibrate them -- on Election Day. Colorado was one of those six states. 

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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 01:20:25 AM »
Get rid of these damned electronic voting machines!  This is how Hugo Chavez steals every election...

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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 01:23:20 AM »
This is happening in the swing states.  People need to be raising hell.
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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 01:23:48 AM »
It always seems to be the touch screens that do this.  My county uses machines with a dial that you use to select each candidate.

Here is an easy way to determine if the problem is a bad calibration of the touch sensors or deliberate messing with the results.

Let's just say this is how the ballot works.

Obama
Romney
Johnson
Fringe Candidate #1
Fringe Candidate #2
Fringe Candidate #3

If the calibration is off by lets say 1 inch too high, picking Romney will give you Obama.  Try selecting Johnson and see if it selects Romney.  If it does, you know it is a calibration issue with the touch sensors which likely means some county employee is being a lazy idiot.
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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 09:15:26 AM »
I sincerely hope it is nothing more than a miscalibration issue that affects only a limited number of machines.

In the meantime, can we please, please, please go back to the only reliable means of voting:  clear, indelible marks or cuts on paper; it can't be that difficult to design a voting machine that cuts holes in paper without leaving so-called hanging chads.

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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 11:29:34 AM »

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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 02:43:49 PM »
I keep saying we use optical scanners here... we fill in the circles with a black marking pen and then they scan it while we watch.

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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
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Re: 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama
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