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(myCFnow)   Touchscreen voting to get tryout in Florida, dumb voters likely to be confused   ( divider line
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2001-09-04 12:15:47 AM  
ok, that is what these farkING MORONS need.... something hightech. They will screw this up ASAP.....

they need pictures and a crayon....NOW VOTE.
2001-09-04 12:24:22 AM  
Go Doggie go, go doggie go, it's your birthday, it's your birthday
2001-09-04 12:29:33 AM  
it is my birthday? did you get me a present?
2001-09-04 12:54:57 AM  
Yea, I got you a "Dirty Sanchez"

you want it?
2001-09-04 01:35:52 AM  
Yep, us floridians will screw it up and blame west palm for the idea, that's how it goes.
2001-09-04 02:02:19 AM  
wait... I want the one when you get punched in the back of the head.... yea, that's it.
2001-09-04 02:25:48 AM  
ok, how stupid does a person have to be to vote for two presidents, and how stupid does a person have to be to not even notice that they're doing it?
2001-09-04 02:57:13 AM  
How stupid?
Two words.
Jai Alai.
Alligator Farms.
Jeb Bush.
shark food.
2001-09-04 09:10:08 AM  
What's going to confuse them the most is when there's no remote and they can't change the channel.
2001-09-04 09:26:41 AM  
"The first couple of times I tried it, like anything else, you have to get used to it," Sykes said
WTF? It's a farking touchscreen! Every ATM, Rail station and Burger joint uses them! farking Florida.
2001-09-04 09:27:43 AM  
Drew - impressive filtering there - I'd unicoded the whole word!
2001-09-04 09:30:05 AM  
This just in: France surrendered!
2001-09-04 10:11:04 AM  
Please select Candidate


Hit enter

Are you sure?

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Please Review your vote before final submission

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You vote has been submitted

"Oh Wait, I meant to vote for RENO!"
2001-09-04 12:04:38 PM  
Mungo: That's not the horror of it.
The horror of it is that a COUNCILMAN, person supposedly with a clue(or perhaps I over-assume, after all, Dubya's in the White House, something not entirely Florida's doing, and Strom Thurmond's still out there too. Clearly, possession of clue is NOT a necessary aspect to being a politician. But I digress.), says that this system takes a few tries to get used to.

BUZZZZZ sorry, big "UNACCEPTABLE" flag on the field. If a reasonably young, reasonably clued man takes several tries to figure out this kit...

How do you think Granny's going to fare when she has one crack at it, and knows that there's 200 people waiting in line behind her?

(saw a news article yesterday that said that Hawaii lags behind in voter turnout. Says I, No shiat sherlock.)
2001-09-04 12:46:56 PM  
A Pharmaceutical Solution
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2001-09-04 01:13:47 PM  
Ewwwhhh...that's gonna be nasty. Where's that finger they just used to vote with been? Better have some serious disinfectant in every voting booth/terminal/unit/place.
2001-09-04 02:40:08 PM  
I think we should give the whole farking state to Castro in trade for a case of cigars and a gallon of rum.
2001-09-04 03:05:00 PM  
Here's the reason why there's an abundance of dumb voters here in Fla. Every election season, different groups hand out voting cards, (usually to senior citizens) telling them who to vote for. Last time, many were told to vote for Gore, whose name was second on the ballot. So many of them punched the second name on the page, which wasn't a vote for Gore. The whole butterfly ballot thing didn't confuse most voters, just the stupid ones. If the touch screen method is used, there will be confused morons again; the screen is too bright, not bright enough or some other excuse. I have no solution...
2001-09-04 04:02:00 PM  
If something fair gets put in.. I guess Jeb will have to just arrest all the black men in Florida so he won't lose big time to Reno.
2001-09-04 06:37:25 PM  
Talk about your Urban Mythology.... The Florida Stolen Election. The more I read about it, the more I realize the whole damn story was missed by the media. I'm not one to Chicken Little, but the press really showed their colors on this one, and came out swinging for Lyin' Al.
2001-09-05 12:13:00 AM  
"The blind, or those who can't read, can use a headset and a human voice will read the ballot to them, instructing them as they vote."

Those who can't read should probably be discouraged from making any kind of governmental decisions..
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