Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Voter fraud

Voters find faulty touch screens, confusing new voter ID law and failing lights at polls

By Annys Shin and Aaron C. Davis November 4 at 11:10 PM
Faulty touch screens, failing lights, and confusion over a new voter ID law in Virginia were among the mishaps that voters faced Tuesday at the polls.
After the polls closed, more technical glitches hampered anyone looking to follow the outcome of a surprisingly close Senate race in Virginia between Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. Within an hour after voting ended, the Virginia Department of Elections website was overwhelmed and the agency began referring Internet users to sites operated by Politico and the Virginia Public Access Project that rely on direct feeds of the state's election results data.
 Most of the problems voters encountered throughout the day Tuesday were minor. The most dramatic involved faulty touch-screen voting machines in Newport News and Virginia Beach. U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), sent an e-mail to supporters Tuesday claiming that voters in more than 40 precincts reported that when they selected the incumbent's name, his opponent's name popped up instead.
"In my more than two decades of being involved in the political process, I have never seen such a systemic failure of our voting machines here in Hampton Roads," Rigell said in the e-mail.

Republicans Question Faulty Voting Machines, Federal Lawsuit Says Non-Citizens Have Voted

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Posted on October 29, 2014

By Glynis Kazanjian,

House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga, Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley and GOP counsel Dick Haire. (Photo: Glynis Kazanjian)
House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga, Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley and GOP counsel Dick Haire. (Photo: Glynis Kazanjian)

One week into Maryland's early voting period and six days from Election Day, ballot security and voter fraud are being called into question in a gubernatorial race that is tighter than most expected.

Republican officials and average citizens are expressing concerns over faulty voting equipment, erroneous absentee ballot mailings and the potential for voter fraud by non-citizens.

Del. Pat McDonough, R-Baltimore County, announced a lawsuit filed by four Frederick County citizens in federal court Friday seeking a mandatory review by election officials of approximately 400 Frederick County residents who declined to participate in jury duty because they claimed they were not U.S. citizens. Those same people were registered to vote, despite a legal requirement to be a U.S. citizen before registering.

McDonough said the lawsuit documents proof that approximately 100 of the "300 to 400? non-citizens have cast votes in Maryland elections since 2006.

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