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(Wicked Local)   First entry in the voting screwup sweepsteaks is Cambridge, MA for using voter lists from 2004   (wickedlocal.com) divider line 119
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2008-11-04 11:23:43 AM
I like steak
 
2008-11-04 11:23:48 AM
sweepsteaks? Mmmmm


/sweepstakes
 
2008-11-04 11:24:29 AM
I thought the first entry would be from Atlanta for running out of ballots two hours into the polling.
 
2008-11-04 11:24:32 AM
I can see Cambridge, MA, from my office window.
 
2008-11-04 11:24:39 AM
throes damn lubrils!
 
P0e
2008-11-04 11:25:19 AM
... odd.
I moved to Cambridge in '07 and voted this morning.
There was a very long line of people dealing with the provisional ballots though.
There are a few dozen polling places though.
 
2008-11-04 11:25:41 AM
As long as the farkups occur exclusively in states where we can easily overcome voter fraud, I can live with it. Now, once shiat like this starts happening in Ohio and North Carolina, we're gonna throwdown.
 
2008-11-04 11:25:42 AM
Everybody Riot!
 
2008-11-04 11:26:18 AM
PH Neutral: I can see Cambridge, MA, from my office window.

Foreign policy expert?
 
2008-11-04 11:26:49 AM
Someone pass the HP sauce.
 
2008-11-04 11:26:49 AM
ACORN! HIPPIES! FRAUD! AYERS! FUNGIBLE!
 
j79
2008-11-04 11:26:51 AM
PH Neutral: I can see Cambridge, MA, from my office window.

Shoot, I work in Cambridge, Ma!

/Oh, getting a kick and all that...
 
2008-11-04 11:27:21 AM
It's not Florida?

/Lives in Florida.
//Voted with no problems.
 
2008-11-04 11:27:32 AM
ClicheGuevara07: As long as the farkups occur exclusively in states where we can easily overcome voter fraud, I can live with it. Now, once shiat like this starts happening in Ohio and North Carolina, we're gonna throwdown.

i'm from Ohio and i'm getting a kick.....

/not sabotaging voter machines though.
// Leoplurodon '08!!! it will guide our way
 
2008-11-04 11:27:34 AM
BrotherB: I thought the first entry would be from Atlanta for running out of ballots two hours into the polling.

What does the MARTA stand for=\
 
2008-11-04 11:28:15 AM
Your dog wants to vote.
 
2008-11-04 11:29:09 AM
ClicheGuevara07: As long as the farkups occur exclusively in states where we can easily overcome voter fraud, I can live with it. Now, once shiat like this starts happening in Ohio and North Carolina, we're gonna throwdown.

Haven't had a problem in ohio yet but most of all of our problems start happening around late afternoon usually.
 
2008-11-04 11:29:31 AM
Not to be off-topic, but I just watched some biatch on CNN decide her vote by coin toss, and I think it's the first time I ever actually felt inclined to KHITBASH a complete stranger.
 
2008-11-04 11:29:32 AM
Morans
 
2008-11-04 11:29:36 AM
ooooh I could fly there and vote right now.
 
2008-11-04 11:29:38 AM
Huh? I voted this AM in Cambridge with no problem. And my wife just registered last month and was fine.

Must have just been some precincts.
 
2008-11-04 11:29:51 AM
Mortificial: It's not Florida?

/Lives in Florida.
//Voted with no problems.


I am sure you had a hanging chad. It wouldnt be Florida without on
 
2008-11-04 11:30:16 AM
Relatively Obscure: Not to be off-topic, but I just watched some biatch on CNN decide her vote by coin toss, and I think it's the first time I ever actually felt inclined to KHITBASH a complete stranger.

Seriously? Who was it? What was the result?
 
2008-11-04 11:30:30 AM
Butterflew: BrotherB: I thought the first entry would be from Atlanta for running out of ballots two hours into the polling.

What does the MARTA stand for=\


Metro-Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
 
2008-11-04 11:31:12 AM
stargazer101: Seriously? Who was it? What was the result?

Some "iReporter" (in other words, no one special and no one I know).

It came up heads for Obama, but I don't care. What a shiatty thing to do.
 
2008-11-04 11:31:16 AM
1. Intentionally defraud attractive and successful voters to set the stage for lawsuits challenging the election results.
2. ?????
3. Profit
 
2008-11-04 11:31:50 AM
THey actually voted provisional? Provisional aren't counted for a month and are totally unreliable.

I would've flicked them off and came back later and hoped everything was better.
 
2008-11-04 11:32:05 AM
My folks couldn't vote today in NJ - the book they've been signing for 40 years is gone, and the one that replaced it doesn't have their names in it. Oh, and the electronic machines are having problems with their memory cards (so they claim).

Yep, doing a bang-up job already...
 
2008-11-04 11:32:14 AM
Edsel: Huh? I voted this AM in Cambridge with no problem. And my wife just registered last month and was fine.

Must have just been some precincts.


YOU'RE MARRIED??? *omg*
 
2008-11-04 11:32:27 AM
obviously, the democrats in Cambridge don't want the democrats to win
 
2008-11-04 11:32:46 AM
Relatively Obscure: Not to be off-topic, but I just watched some biatch on CNN decide her vote by coin toss, and I think it's the first time I ever actually felt inclined to KHITBASH a complete stranger.

I'm fairly certain there is an exception in assault laws to allow this.

/there should be
 
2008-11-04 11:33:59 AM
PH Neutral: I can see Cambridge, MA, from my office window.

I am currently sitting in Cambridge...if I go to the other side of the building, I am in Boston.
 
2008-11-04 11:33:59 AM
zelet: Butterflew: BrotherB: I thought the first entry would be from Atlanta for running out of ballots two hours into the polling.

What does the MARTA stand for=\

Metro-Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority


aw i was going for the 'moving africans rapidly through atlanta' one, but yeah....

heart hotlanta
 
2008-11-04 11:34:01 AM
tonight my wife and I will uphold our tradition of voting then walking to the bar to watch the results on TV. I'll need a drink this year
 
2008-11-04 11:34:05 AM
I guess Acorn messed it up again. Well done obamabots
 
2008-11-04 11:34:14 AM
Can I say something as a non-USA person:

I think the problem with the elections, from my pov, is:

There is no assumption that things have to go smoothly. In a bank or a hospital (both places which deal with the public and have indifferent staff) there is the assumption that the workers will aim to do a 100% perfect job, and any screwup was not intended. Whereas, with the elections, for some reason people do not work with a flawless operation in mind, and seem to consider an uneventful day to be some kind of unintended bonus.

To me, it feels like the election day workers want to feel that they affected the outcome of the election somehow (and hence feel powerful), so they do it by doing strange things in their election-related job.

The difference with the bank/hospital scenario is that the personal disincentive is far higher: screw up at the bank and get fired/permanent loss of income, or at the hospital and be held responsible for death, compared with screwing up an election thing where fingers are rarely pointed since everyone else is in on it.

/See the disclaimer in the very first line of this post before flaming me.
//See the second line as well.
///I know I am talking crap to sane people.
 
2008-11-04 11:34:37 AM
I'm hungry now.

It is Cambridge though. How many fewer votes for Obama would this be? Maybe the socialist candidates might pick up some votes.
 
2008-11-04 11:35:13 AM
zelet: Butterflew: BrotherB: I thought the first entry would be from Atlanta for running out of ballots two hours into the polling.

What does the MARTA stand for=\

Metro-Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority


Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta

/didn't coin it.
 
2008-11-04 11:35:49 AM
Ah yes of course, this again. Everybody can take off their tinfoil hats now, there is no grand conspiracy to commit voter fraud out there, and there wasn't in 2004 or 2000 either. There are going to be some isolated issues, but this election doesn't look to be close enough to be worth bickering over them.
 
2008-11-04 11:36:12 AM
Where's the FAIL tag?
 
2008-11-04 11:36:33 AM
Butterflew: zelet: Butterflew: BrotherB: I thought the first entry would be from Atlanta for running out of ballots two hours into the polling.

What does the MARTA stand for=\

Metro-Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

aw i was going for the 'moving africans rapidly through atlanta' one, but yeah....

heart hotlanta


damn you!
 
2008-11-04 11:37:21 AM
Lives in Florida. Showed up around 9:40am, walked right in, no problems signing in. Actually voting took the longest time. Coloring in the little bubbles. My back started to hurt. Scanned it in, got my sticker and I was on my way as I shouted COUNTRY FIRST! DON'T VOTE FER THU TERRIST!!

Actually didn't do that....

/GO OBAMA/BIDEN
 
2008-11-04 11:37:27 AM
CurvedGirdle: [Mindless rant]

Or maybe its just because election day workers are (by their nature) not paid a salary and do not care in the same way teenagers at fast food places do not care. Perhaps if elections were held every day and had direct effects every day then there would be an improvement.
 
2008-11-04 11:37:34 AM
The RIchest Man in Babylon: Relatively Obscure: Not to be off-topic, but I just watched some biatch on CNN decide her vote by coin toss, and I think it's the first time I ever actually felt inclined to KHITBASH a complete stranger.

I'm fairly certain there is an exception in assault laws to allow this.

/there should be


Here she is. Going to let her know what I think of her.
 
2008-11-04 11:38:03 AM
this is why i live in the back bay, our polling stations won't stand for this crap
 
2008-11-04 11:38:14 AM
It Obama's Fault

//just practicing
 
2008-11-04 11:38:34 AM
UnkleKrakker: PH Neutral: I can see Cambridge, MA, from my office window.

Foreign policy expert?


No, electoral process expert. Obviously.
 
2008-11-04 11:40:27 AM
Phegan: PH Neutral: I can see Cambridge, MA, from my office window.

I am currently sitting in Cambridge...if I go to the other side of the building, I am in Boston.


I live/work at Tufts. I wake up in Medford and walk across campus to my office in Somerville.
 
2008-11-04 11:40:37 AM
PH Neutral: I can see Cambridge, MA, from my office window.

Sure, but can you see the runway at Logan?
 
2008-11-04 11:41:01 AM
Relatively Obscure: Not to be off-topic, but I just watched some biatch on CNN decide her vote by coin toss, and I think it's the first time I ever actually felt inclined to KHITBASH a complete stranger.

People like this should be taken out and shot.

Voting is too serious to be decided by a coin toss. Thousands have died to give us the freedom to choose our leaders. Regardless of which side you go for, I hope the majority of American's make what they feel is an informed and well thought out decision.
 
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