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Paperless Electronic Voting Machines Flipping Votes from Obama to McCain in West Virginia

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Election Integrity Group Calls for Moratorium on Paperless Electronic Voting 

‘TrueVote.US’ Urges Independent Testing of Machines and Voting on Paper Ballots Counted By Optical Scan Machines 

Press Release of TrueVote.US

In two West Virginia counties voters reported that paperless electronic voting machines switched their votes from Democrat to Republican during early voting last week.  The non-partisan, election integrity group TrueVote.US is calling for an immediate moratorium on early voting on paperless electronic voting machines, independent testing of the machines and preparation for a potential paper ballot election.

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“West Virginian voters are entitled to have their votes counted accurately.  Early voting should be halted on paperless machines until independent testing reveals the root cause of the vote switching,” said Kevin Zeese, executive director of TrueVote.US.  “This could be a hardware or software problem.  It could be as simple as a miscalibration of the touchscreen or it could be an indication of tampering.”

 

TrueVote.US called for Secretary of State, Betty Ireland to:

 

-          Immediately suspend early voting on paperless electronic machines until the source of the vote switching is resolved. 

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-          Independently test the equipment.

 

-          Plan to vote on paper ballots counted by optical scan machines throughout the state.  Optical scan is already available in the state.

 

True Vote warned that while it is possible this is an inadvertent machine failure, the vote switching should be approached as a potential crime scene.  Vote tampering could be occurring and evidence should be preserved. “It is notable that the reports have consistently been of votes switched from the Democrat to the Republican,” noted  Zeese.

 

“TrueVote.US recommends that voters request paper ballots where they can mark their election choices and have their ballot counted on an optical scan machine,” said Zeese.

 

The two counties are Putnam and Jackson County, WV.  Below are two stories reporting on the incidents.

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http://truevote.us/nucleus/index.php?itemid=303

 

More W.Va. voters say machines are switching votes

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