Voting is fun

Beef Supreme

Turbo Monkey
Oct 29, 2010
Hiding from the stupid
The die is cast and my vote is in. It was quite satisfying.

I got to vote against Mitt's fact free BS, support schools and libraries, vote against corporate interests masquerading as conservation efforts and voice my stance for legalized weed. I reluctantly supported a congressman that has hurt MTB access but did work with the community to minimize it.

I have voted in every election since I turned 18. Maybe I had forgotten or maybe something has changed but it was much more satisfying than I remembered. Whether you agree with me or not on the issues, you should vote. It will make you feel better.


Feb 13, 2004
looking for classic NE singletrack
The stupid contained in that article is *mind-blowing*.

Choquette then looked at all 50 states and found roughly a 10% switch in votes from Democrat to GOP. This was noted in every state except Utah, where the presumption was, as it was Mitt’s religious home state and very conservative, there was no chance of Romney losing and no variance was found.
That was the Republican primary... There was no shift from "Democrat to GOP". It's also not surprising that urban areas (ie, large precincts) are more moderate and would go for Mittens, while urban areas (ie, small precincts) would go for Santorum/Gingrich/etc. It's looking at a few cherry-picked results and claiming that the circumstantial evidence points to fraud on a nationwide scale, through countless different counties, precincts and voting machines. It's punch cards some places, optical scan machines in others, and hell, NY had the 1920s-style "huge lever in a self-contained booth" that are, literally, impossible to hack because there's no computer in it.

Yeah, not really buying it.


bicycle in airplane hangar
Feb 2, 2007
Riding the baggage carousel.
This woman thought it was so much fun she decided to do it twice!
Investigators today arrested a Southern Nevada woman suspected of trying to vote twice this week at two different polling locations.

Roxanne Rubin was taken into custody as she arrived for work at the Riviera hotel-casino, investigators said. Rubin, 56, is a registered Republican who lives in Henderson, according to the Clark County Registrar.

Rubin allegedly cast a vote Monday at the Anthem Community Center in Henderson. Later that day, she tried to vote a second time at an early voting location on Eastern Avenue, investigators said.

When Rubin arrived at the second location, a poll worker conducted a routine database check and found Rubin had already voted. When confronted by the poll worker, Rubin denied having voted and claimed the database used by the poll worker was wrong.

Poll workers at the Eastern Avenue location blocked Rubin from voting and notified the county registrar's office, who forwarded the complaint to the Nevada secretary of state.

"There are two important points worth noting in this case," Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller said. "First, is that as we've said and demonstrated in the past, we take all elections complaints very seriously and investigate them thoroughly. Second, this demonstrates the integrity of the system. Someone thought that by going to two different locations they'd be able to cast two ballots. The system immediately caught that, the Task Force responded, and an arrest was made."

"It's also worth noting that the Task Force has at least one other case of voting or attempting to vote twice in an election presently under investigation," Miller said. "We will pursue all such cases and complaints aggressively."

Rubin was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one felony count of voting twice in the same election.

The Elections Integrity Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force made up of state and federal investigators.

While allegations of voter fraud or faulty voting machines are common during a busy election, Clark County Registrar Larry Lomax said this is the first time in his 15 years on the job that a voter has been arrested for trying to cast two ballots.

During early voting, poll workers use a database to look up a voter's registration when the voter checks in at the poll. A card used to activate the voting machine is then programmed with the voter's information and the voter is logged as having cast a ballot. If the voter tries to check in a second time, an alert will flash on a poll worker's screen, Lomax said.

"When we pull you up, if you already voted, it says so right on the screen," Lomax said. "It says this person voted at this site, where and when they voted."

Daily audits are done at each early voting site to make sure the number of activated cards match the number of ballots cast. In Rubin's case, the card numbers matched the number of ballots submitted exactly, dispelling any concerns that Rubin may have received an activated card but never cast a ballot, Lomax said.
Vote early, vote often!

Beef Supreme

Turbo Monkey
Oct 29, 2010
Hiding from the stupid
So did she.

Willamette Week said:
A Clackamas County elections worker is under criminal investigation for tampering with ballots, WW has learned.

The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released, filled in blanks on ballots turned into the county for the Nov. 6 general election.

Sources familiar with the incident say their understanding is that the woman filled in a straight Republican ticket on the ballots where preferences had been left blank by voters.
Its always the fvcking Republicans.