Tuesday, February 05, 2008

NJ Super Tuesday Voting Machine Problems Poster for EASY Bill

Corzine's voting glitch a result of human error
by Ken Thorbourne
Tuesday February 05, 2008, 12:16 PM
Gov. Jon Corzine vote was delayed this morning due to human error, said Clerk of the Board of Elections Michael Harper.

Instead of activating the voting machine for a primary election, which distinguishes between Democrats and Republicans, the poll worker activated the machine as if it were a general election, Harper said.

As a result, when a voter went to cast a vote in the Democratic presidential contest, the machine wouldn't allow the vote to be cast, Harper said.

Officers with Corzine's Executive Protection Unit, who were about to bring the governor in to vote around 6 a.m. at the Hoboken Fire Department Engine Co. No. 2, ran outside, followed by a trail of TV cameras, saying the machine was broken, Harper said.


New Jersey report two machines weren't working, according to a report on Fox's programming this morning.

About a dozen people were turned away. Including state Governor Corzine.

Critics are wondering why no provisionals or emergency paper ballots were provided? The machines were operational later, when Governor Corzine returned to vote in that district.

This is U.S. Congressman Rush Holt's domain, and seriously now people, you'd think these local officials would have known better given the Congressman has been proposing voter verified paper audit trails for the DREs, in his earlier legislation known as HB 811, which was criticized for a variety of reasons, but nonetheless, supported by others.

Holt's more recently sponsored legislation H.R. 5036 known as the EASY bill (though shouldn't that be EEAS-EA) will surely look a lot more appetizing, won't it?

Emergency Election Assistance for Secure Elections Act (H.R. 5036) – the “EASY” bill to secure the November 2008 elections



Really now, isn't this the stuff that makes you think of a twist on the conspiracy theory that the machines fail (vulnerable to tampering) to assure more votes for a particular candidate other than the choice of the people? Who is Corzine supporting?

Will New Jersey become the rally poster for Holt's EASY bill?

Isn't it odd that the one place the New Jersey Governor shows up to vote has voting machine problems?

Wonder where Congressman Rush Holt votes. How much you want to bet there will be no problems with the voting machines there? Wonder whether Holt voted absentee?

Now that we have this situation happening in New Jersey, to a Democrat Governor, and we are wondering whether Rush Holt encountered any problems at his precinct, we're on a mission to discover all sorts of relationships.

We're tracking Avante International and whether there is any connection between Avante's patented products and others who might have a hand in whether such as Avante's products are adopted in the state of New Jersey.

We're also tracking Automark.

(Net the Truth Online)

New Jersey Voting Machines News


Voting machine problems delay Corzine at poll
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New Jersey's governor has cast his vote in the state's presidential primary after there were problems at his polling place.

Jon S. Corzine was scheduled to cast his ballot at 6:15 a.m at the Hoboken Fire Department Engine Company No. 2.

Two voting machines didn't work for about 45 minutes and about a dozen voters were turned away. There was no word what caused the problem.

Just before 7 a.m., Corzine arrived and was able to cast his ballot.


Corzine can't vote because of poll problems
by The Associated Press
Tuesday February 05, 2008, 7:17 AM
Gov. Jon Corzine was unable to vote this morning at his designated polling site in Hoboken because the voting machines were not working.

Corzine was scheduled to cast his ballot at 6:15 a.m at the Hoboken Fire Department Engine Company No. 2. But the two machines aren't working, and it's not clear why.


Oprah Fixes Voting Glitch; Scattered Problems with Machines
Report: Six States, Including N.Y. and N.J., at 'High Risk' for Vote Machine Malfunctions

...New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, who has endorsed Hillary Clinton, had to wait for almost an hour to vote this morning because voting machines didn't work at his polling place, the Hoboken Fire Department Engine Company No. 2. About a dozen voters were turned away and it was unclear what caused the problem.


Posted by brucetheboss on 02/05/08 at 9:15AM
hudson county is probably the most corrupt county in the country. this is probably a huge political stunt and i'll be interested to see what else develops later in the day.


Several States Abandon Electronic Voting for Paper
by Pam Fessler

Morning Edition, January 25, 2008 · Only a few primaries and caucuses have been held so far this year, but questions are already being raised about the reliability of voting equipment.


Voting machines will lack paper trail
Judge grants an extension on election technology

By Doug Eshleman
Princetonian Staff Writer

As required by Federal law, all voters casting ballots in the presidential primary election early next year will use a fully computerized voting system. But, for New Jersey voters, there will be no physical record of the votes, as the technology used to produce verified paper ballots are not yet deemed reliable enough to be used in a real election, according to an official test conducted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Citing these concerns, a New Jersey Supreme Court judge ruled last week to grant an extension to Sequoia Voting Systems, despite the fact that the company has thus far failed to effectively retrofit the voting machines it designed for the state.


Half of NJ's presidential primary ballot now obsolete
The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. - When New Jerseyans go to vote Tuesday to decide Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, half the ballot will be obsolete.

And it's too late for those who already voted by absentee ballot for dropped-out candidates.

Six candidates who dropped out are listed on the state's ballot because they ended their campaigns after New Jersey's ballots were printed.

People can still vote for them, but it would be a symbolic vote, if anything, because the candidates are no longer garnering the delegates needed to earn their party's nomination at the summer conventions.


Primer on NJ primary: What you need to know
by The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
Tuesday February 05, 2008, 9:30 AM

Q: How do unaffiliated voters declare a party to participate in the primary?

A: At the polling places, poll workers will ask unaffiliated voters to declare themselves Democrats or Republicans. The voter is then registered in that party and may vote in the primary. No forms are required, though normal proof of idenfication may be requested.

Q: Can a Democrat or Republican change parties on Election Day to vote in a different primary?

A: No. The deadline to switch party affiliation passed in December.

Q: Can voters switch their status back to unaffiliated once they voted in the primary?

A: Yes. Voters may fill out a form with their county election office after the primary to become unaffiliated again.


Legislation signed, vetoed by Corzine
by The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
Tuesday January 15, 2008, 9:21 PM

Signed Monday, with statements:

S-507/A-2730 (Gill/Gusciora) - Requires mandatory audit of election results in randomly selected election districts.

Signed Sunday:

S-2949/A-4585 (Weinberg, Scutari/Roberts, Chivukula) - Changes deadline for voter-verified paper record of votes cast on voting machines to June 3, 2008.



Rush Holt NJ 12th District


Rush Holt, 59, is a resident of Hopewell Township, N.J. Born in West Virginia he inherited his interest in politics from his parents. His father was the youngest person ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate, at age 29. His mother served as Secretary of State of West Virginia and was the first woman to have held that position.


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