"According to the information from Simms' attorney from the supervisor
of elections office, as of today over 500 absentee ballots were
requested for the race.
Of that, 351 have been returned to the supervisor of elections. That
is in contrast to the Ward 3 general election back in 2009, when there
was a total of 515 votes cast -- just 47 of which were absentee.
Simms' attorney Jenna Persons says in addition they've also collected
information that shows the majority, 145 absentee ballots requests
submitted online, came from just 3 computers."
It is a black guy making the allegation so this might actually be
So, you're saying that requesting an absentee ballot indicates fraud?
Doesn't the election board use the usual procedure of matching the stubs of
the absentee ballots cast with the registration and poll books so anything
more than one vote from one person is caught?
Sure, even for the dead people and those that may be in a nursing home
and someone is voting "for them" and they don't know about it.
Just requesting the ballot does not indicate fraud, but when you look at
the spike in numbers and the fact that 350 request came from the same
couple of computers, you have to wonder if something is up. There is a
lot of potential for fraud so it should be verified.
Small towns it's not uncommon to have such forms done on the same network
which depending on configuration can look like it's coming from one
Until recently we lived in a senior community with a land lord provided a
computer access network that gave the impression of having but one computer.
They must be paying attention of they wouldn't have noticed all the
absentee ballots requrested.
No, it said they came from 3 computers. But you may be right that it
came from 3 computers, one each in 3 nursing homes, and it may be that
new ownership or a new manager of the nursing homes decided it would
be good for the residents to vote, even if only absentee, and he had
his staff go around and encourage people to apply, and made it easy by
doing it from the office in each nursing home.
It remains to be seen how many people will actually fill them out and
send them in, and it really remains to be seen if any of this will try
to vote in person also. I wouldn't be surprised if none do and all
this concern is for nothing. Let's wait until election day, and t
hen we'll find out.
That might be true too.
The Republicans havent' done well with their voter suppression
techniques, and one of their responses at times like this is to lie.
They _said_ 3 computers, but all they know from a web page is the IP
You can have a dozen computers hooked up to one router, they all present
the same IP address to the outside world.
As other posters have pointed out this can be a single building, a
library, or even a community.
There is no way for anyone to know which physical computer is involved.
OK, lets all vote NSA next time, and elect them
to real power?
Dunno who's spoofing me, but he's funnier than
I am. I'm rather enjoying this.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/29/2013 5:30 PM, NotMe wrote:
They'll get to the bottom of it.
Didn't Florida just have 8 hour waits in line to vote?
Any voter eligible to vote in Florida can apply to absentee vote.
Has nothing to do with being "absent."
Seems anybody with sense would absentee vote there.
What IPs it came from means nothing until it means something.
Could be a church or two getting all their folks set up so they don't
have to wait in line 8 hours to vote.
Seems silly to claim "fraud" until that's proven.
I agree that we don't know anything until they figure out who had
those IPs. Will anyone actually look? probably not.
The only reason I am not convinced that anything will be done is this
same TV station cross matched voter rolls with people who declined
jury duty because they were not citizens. Then they actually tracked
down a number of these people and got them to admit on camera that
they were aliens.
What happened? .... nothing.
That is either voter fraud or it is perjury Nobody seems to care.
The politicians in power don't find voter fraud because they don't
really look for voter fraud and when it is dropped in their lap, they
ignore it. Why take the chance that their own election was bogus?
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