FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Voters nationwide reported some 1,100 problems with electronic voting machines on Tuesday, including trouble choosing their intended candidates. There were also several dozen voters in six states — particularly Democrats in Florida — who said the wrong candidates appeared on their touch-screen machine's checkout screen, the coalition said. 

In many cases, voters said they intended to select John Kerry but when the computer asked them to verify the choice it showed them instead opting for President Bush. 

The reports did highlight computer scientists' concerns about touch screens, which they say are prone to tampering and unreliable unless they produce paper records for recounts...

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Do you think the touch-screen voting machines in use during the 2004 election were tampered with, and that`s why many people couldn`t vote for Kerry at them?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Voters nationwide reported some 1,100 problems with electronic voting machines on Tuesday, including trouble choosing their intended candidates. There were also several dozen voters in six states — particularly Democrats in Florida — who said the wrong candidates appeared on their touch-screen machine`s checkout screen, the coalition said.

In many cases, voters said they intended to select John Kerry but when the computer asked them to verify the choice it showed them instead opting for President Bush.

The reports did highlight computer scientists` concerns about touch screens, which they say are prone to tampering and unreliable unless they produce paper records for recounts...

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17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 10:03:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Even if the people were telling the tructh, 1100 problems, would not equal 3,000,000+ votes. I doubt that there is any validitity to the reports anyway.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 10:03:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^Truth, not tructh
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 10:04:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Voting scandal in Florida?

no way!

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 10:13:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
There were a lot more than 1100 nshrock - read the rest of the article.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 10:20:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
I read through the rest of the article--it seems like the "Voters nationwide reported some 1,100 problems with electronic voting machines" really means that they found 1100 problems--certainly not anywhere near the 3 million mark...
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 10:21:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
It says "votes nation wide reported some 1100 problems". I don't see any other number. How many were there?
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 10:37:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
You didn't even have to go to the story to read where the others were, it says right in the same paragraph that 'several dozen voters in six states' came forward as well.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 11:27:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
We'll say several dozen equal 12 dozen. so 12x12=144 + 1100 = 1244. Still not quite 3,000,000 votes. And I'm still not sure I believe it. The dems will never admit absolute defeat. There is always a scam or conspiriacy that made them loose.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/11/04 - 1:52:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nader has some really interesting facts on the touch screens...

Nader calls for US election recounts

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/13/04 - 10:45:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mmmmhmm...see it's all going to come out soon that the e-voting machines were all rigged, and someone will have to eat their words

Computer Glitch Changes Election Result

To be honest I don't firmly believe there was tampering, I just wouldn't be surprised if there was. Those machines were a bad choice anyway, e-voting sucks. At least when chads hang, there's something physical there to see

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 11/14/04 - 11:44:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/5/04 - 6:53:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/5/04 - 7:00:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just wish either there would be some real proof provided that there was tampering or the left would just admitt their lost and get on with their lives, whichever I'm just already sick of it.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 12:16:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 12:21:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
The real answer to this is #17-#23
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 12:21:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
1100 voting machine problems multiplied by 5000 voters per district is more than enough to turn the election..

why not just have florida and ohio vote with real ballots and throw out everyone else's vote because they don't matter anyway...??

17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 12:35:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
1,100 VOICED complaints most likely means there were at least ten times that many actual problems (if not many many more). It seems like most of the complaints came from close-race states as well... Sure, it wouldn't make a 3 million vote difference, but it might have made a 100K vote difference in a contested state...
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/31/04 - 4:38:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/31/04 - 5:08:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's possible, I never really thought about that but yeah that might be why Kerry didn't win.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 5/21/05 - 11:17:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hello? Hasn't anyone heard of Watergate? It's not like scandals in presidential votings hasn't happened before.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/28/05 - 12:38:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/28/05 - 12:43:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is funny. Some people are all to stupid to read instructions and vote, they end up voting for the other candidate. I suppose this is nothing new.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/21/05 - 5:15:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I knew when I went to vote I was getting a paper ballot. I would not have accepted a 'black box voting machine'.



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