Tag Archives: voting problems

Ten Million Fewer Voters In 2012?

According to a new USA Today survey, this November another ten million Americans will join the 80 million who did not vote in 2008. A majority of those staying home this year say they support Obama. A nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll of people who are eligible to vote but aren’t likely to do so finds that these stay-at-home Americans …

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Alabama Seeks To Circumvent 1965 Voting Rights Act, Files Federal Lawsuit

As one of several southern states that traditionally repressed minority voters, Alabama is specifically required by the 1965 Voting Rights Act to request federal approval any time it changes its congressional districts. Yesterday Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (GOP) filed a federal lawsuit demanding exemption from that law. The Alabama attorney general’s office has for years taken the position in …

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Pac-Man Eats Votes

Clip description: This is the Sequoia AVC Edge touch-screen DRE voting machine. In 2008, it was used in jurisdictions with almost 9 million voters. Alex Halderman and Ari Feldman replaced the voting software with Pac-Man. They did this in three afternoons, without breaking any tamper-evident seals. It would be easy to modify the software to steal votes, but that’s been …

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Tim Robbins Couldn’t Vote, Scattered Reporting Of Similar Glitches

Progressive activist and actor Tim Robbins got turned away from his polling place today and he rightfully blew a gasket. There was some kind of ruckus and the cops were called. Apparently Robbins has been voting at that polling place for more than a decade, but today his name wasn’t on the register. They told Robbins he had to fill …

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