Pennsylvania

Prepare Yourself

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Watch this video posted by Brad Friedman so that when you go to vote tomorrow you will be prepared to face the absolute worst. Seriously, nothing can be as bad as this woman…we hope.
Brad writes:
Since she says in the video we should take care to spell her name right, the woman responsible for running elections […]

Good News from Pennsylvania

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Pennsylvania does not have early voting and the turnout is expected to be heavy, so this good news from the Centre Daily Times is very welcome:
Pennsylvania election officials will make paper ballots available to voters if half the machines at a polling place break down, they said, declining to appeal a federal judge’s emergency order […]

Undervotes - The Scary Canary

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

In 2004 massive get-out-the-vote efforts created a huge turnout on Election Day, bringing more voters to the polls than ever before. But in key states (and The Keystone state), many voters showed up at the polls and waited in long lines for hours only to later discover the voting machines showed many of them had […]

Stealing Pennsylvania

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

I’m sure he didn’t realize what he was saying. But this morning during a discussion of the McCain campaign strategy ABC News’ George Snuffleupagus* said that the McCain campaign would try and “steal Pennsylvania” from Senator Obama. I’m sure he thought he was being hyperbolic by using the word “steal,” but with a majority of […]

Voting machine problems in Obama’s stronghold PA precincts

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Think there are no problems with voting on computerized electronic voting machines? Think again. These reports surfaced right after the PA primary but the media is silent. Pennsylvania will use the sames machines in November unless we demand change.
From Barack Obama Community Blog 2008 by way of MC MILLER:
“If you were planning to vote yesterday […]

PA: The Calls Kept Coming

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Missing Names. Two hour waits. Malfunctioning Machines.
With record numbers of new registrants for a primary election, voter-protection groups have logged some 750 voter complaints across the state today, including at least 150 about malfunctioning machines….
After Richard Brown, of the 5700 block of North 12th Street in Philadelphia showed up at his […]

PA: The Machines are Breaking! The Machines are Breaking!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Voter Rights Group Requests Extended Poll Hours in Philly
Voter Action, a national voter rights group, has asked a Philadelphia judge to extend voting hours tonight until 10 p.m., and to use paper ballots at all voting places where broken machines have been reported. The city’s Board of Elections seems certain to object. The hearing is […]