posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 01:50 PM
How "shocking" that the new voting machines in New York would be problematic. So problematic, that one voter became so frustrated he tried to throw
his ballot in the trash and just leave! Is this a prelude of what's to come for the 2012 election that we look so forward too?
Snippet from the article:
Voters around New York State stepped into the brave new world of electronic voting machines in Tuesday’s primary elections amid complaints
around the city of longer-than-usual delays and troubles with the scanners that are supposed to swallow and tabulate the new, SAT-style ballots. Some
polling places in Brooklyn did not open for more than 90 minutes — and there was one report of a three-and-a-half hour delay — as election workers
tried to get the new equipment to function.
It seems we're encountering more voting procedure problems and questionable election results as time goes by. The difficulties these New York voters
encountered are inexcusable and I believe we're going to see more of this--not less. I'm wondering if it's not all part of a push to have voters
become so frustrated that they opt for the "vote-by-mail" method. They are promoting this method heavily in my area, claiming that it's costing
too much money to keep voting booths open when (allegedly) so many voters have chosen to go with this "vote-by-mail" method.
Are they trying to create a system that makes it easier for voting results to be tampered and/or one that leaves a trail of disenfranchised voters in
As seen in this article, voters complained about having to give their ballot to election workers to be run through the scanning device because they
felt the confidentiality of their ballots was compromised. When I worked polling sites for two elections around 30 years ago, everything was
meticulously orchestrated to ensure the voter's identity and confidentiality of their ballot. If we don't adhere to strict guidelines in this
regard, we leave our election results open for fraud. As we have seen in recent elections, fraud is already an issue that plagues our election
Considering the magnitude of the upcoming 2012 election, I believe our entire voting process is vulnerable to manipulation on a scale worse than what
we witnessed in the past decade.