Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 7th, 2006 9:59 am by HL
EAST CLEVELAND, United States (AFP) – Early trouble with crashing electronic voting machines sparked immediate problems in some areas as US elections again went ahead amid fears of delays and polling irregularities.
In one elementary school in the predominantly black district of East Cleveland, Ohio, all 12 machines went down when voting opened at 6:30 am (1130 GMT), according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.
The machines were not started up until two hours later and poll officials refused to hand out paper ballots until a lawyer for the watchdog group Election Protection showed up.
“The machines weren’t working and they were just turning people away,” said the attorney, Fred Livingstone. “They are not allowed to do that.”
More than 250 problems were reported at polling places in Ohio soon after polls opened according to an Election Protection watchdog operation run by a minority rights group and other non-governmental organizations.
Ohio was the epicenter of controversy during the 2004 elections, as Democrats charged voter fraud incidents disproportionately helped Republicans.
So it was not even 7 A.M. yet and already verifiable voter fraud had occured. This was in the state that Bush and Kenneth Blackwell stole in 2004. They had 2 years to fix the “problems” but Blackwell is now running for election in Ohio, and no one seems to care that once again an electon could turn on people not being able to vote in the large urban areas.
Obviously the democrats don’t care if they lose this race. They know what happened in 2004. and have done NOTHING about it. I personally asked John Kerry about it and he acted like he had no idea what I was talking about. If the Senate race in Ohio goes to the Republicans because of this, that could be the deciding factor in keeping the Repubs in control of the Senate. F**king Democrats.