1. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum...
    You are currently logged out and viewing our forum as a guest which only allows limited access to our discussions, photos and other forum features. If you are a 12ozProphet Member please login to get the full experience.

    If you are not a 12ozProphet Member, please take a moment to register to gain full access to our website and all of its features. As a 12ozProphet Member you will be able to post comments, start discussions, communicate privately with other members and access members-only content. Registration is fast, simple and free, so join today and be a part of the largest and longest running Graffiti, Art, Style & Culture forum online.

    Please note, if you are a 12ozProphet Member and are locked out of your account, you can recover your account using the 'lost password' link in the login form. If you no longer have access to the email you registered with, please email us at info@12ozprophet.com and we'll help you recover your account. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum (and don't forget to follow @12ozprophet in Instagram)!

Due to "printing error", absentee ballots in Michi

Discussion in 'News' started by GamblersGrin, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Messages:
    3,243

    Due to "printing error", absentee ballots in Michi

    Discussion started by GamblersGrin - Oct 9, 2004

    here we go again

    http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw105411_20041008.htm

    Misprinted ballots raise concerns before being replaced
    October 8, 2004, 7:16 PM


    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Nearly 70 voters in Alma who applied for absentee ballots got misprinted ballots that some feared could cause their votes for Democrats John Kerry and John Edwards to go to Republicans George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

    On the absentee ballots, voters mark their choice by filling in a space between the head and tail of the arrow. The misprinted ballots had arrows shifted down one position so the arrow pointing to a vote for the Republicans, who were first on the ballot ahead of the Democrats, was missing.

    Some people said that could cause votes for Kerry-Edwards to be miscounted, because the arrows were in the wrong position.

    The error was pointed out by a voter on Tuesday, Department of State spokeswoman Kelly Chesney said Friday.

    As a result, the Alma clerk -- who is nonpartisan -- has issued corrected ballots to all the voters who got the misprinted ballots. A process also has been put in place to ensure that the initial ballot will not be counted, Chesney said.

    Even if the ballot misprint hadn't been caught by a voter, extensive pre-election testing would have discovered the error, she said.

    The situation was being treated on some Web logs as a repeat of the infamous "butterfly" ballot that caused some voters to miscast their votes in the 2000 Florida presidential election.

    But Chesney said the incident was simply a printing error that was corrected as soon as it was discovered.

    Michigan Democratic Party spokesman Jason Moon took the mistake in stride.

    "We were made aware of it. We informed our lawyers. To our knowledge it was a printing error and it has been taken care of," he said.


    ------
     
    GamblersGrin - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    3,243
    - Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
  2. NikolaTesla/paperclips

    NikolaTesla/paperclips New Jack

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
    Messages:
    39

    NikolaTesla/paperclips - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    haha, those tricky ass repbulicans, they'll try anyting..
     
    NikolaTesla/paperclips - Rank: New Jack - Messages:
    39
    - Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
  3. Issac Brock

    Issac Brock 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Messages:
    3,664

    Issac Brock - Replied Oct 9, 2004

    someone who is organizing voting for them was in jail for computer hacking and shit. they are already cheating. amazing how corrupt our government is.
     
    Issac Brock - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    3,664
    - Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
  4. Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    4,246

    Ferris Bueller - Replied Oct 10, 2004

    My sister goes to school in Florida, and there was some organization registering people to vote on campus. Apparently they were checking the "Republican" boxes before people would actually get the opportunity to fill out the forms.
    Pretty shady.
     
    Ferris Bueller - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    4,246
    - Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
  5. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2000
    Messages:
    10,259

    Poop Man Bob - Replied Oct 10, 2004

    Here's a copy of the ballot that's being referred to:

    [​IMG]
     
    Poop Man Bob - Rank: Dirty Dozen Crew - Messages:
    10,259
    - Joined:
    Nov 16, 2000
  6. Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    4,246

    Ferris Bueller - Replied Oct 10, 2004

    Haha...that's just ridiculous.
    Obviously NOT an error.
     
    Ferris Bueller - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    4,246
    - Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
  7. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    7,042

    SteveAustin - Replied Oct 11, 2004

    I'm more concerned about all the republican owned electronic voting devices that are being used. that just seems like it should be non-partisan owned...but I don't really know how you could regulate that.
     
    SteveAustin - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    7,042
    - Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
  8. ledzep

    ledzep 12oz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2002
    Messages:
    146

    ledzep - Replied Oct 12, 2004

    The most advancec nation today can't even get a voting ballot done well?
    Obviously not an error.
     
    ledzep - Rank: 12oz Junior Member - Messages:
    146
    - Joined:
    Feb 21, 2002
  9. egbertolio

    egbertolio 12oz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001
    Messages:
    323

    egbertolio - Replied Oct 15, 2004

    I had better get a ballot card that's not shady...That seamed to be printed like that on pupose.
     
    egbertolio - Rank: 12oz Member - Messages:
    323
    - Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001