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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

N06, citizens report machines switched Peraica votes to Stroger

Sun-Times (Scott Fornek and Steve Patterson):
Many voters said they thought machines were rigged to pick Democrat Todd Stroger for Cook County Board president, asserting their votes for Republican Tony Peraica showed up as Stroger votes until they, or an election judge, were able to fix them.

"Voted for Peraica but 'x' kept appearing on Stroger box," a Niles Township complaint read. "Voter claims [touch screens] are fixed to pick Stroger."

The touch screen machines have been completely discredited.

In Florida there is a situation where the Republican got more votes recorded, but it was because the voting machines weren't recording all the votes in the Democratic part of the Congressional district.


  • I wouldn't say they've been discredited. All you have to do is carefully select your candidates, do the review process carefully, look at the paper as it prints and make sure it matches and fix it if you've incorrectly done it. Additionally the machines have to be calibrated properly.

    The big benefit of the system used in suburban Cook is that paper trail. They actually have something to count if a recount is required. They should do a couple of manual recounts just to make sure they match the electronic count.

    Many people are ignorant of technology and unable to operate electronics as a result. I see no reason to eliminate the machines due to them because paper ballots are available to anyone uncomfortable with the machine or for whom the machine doesn't work.

    Are there problems with other voting machines out there that don't have paper trails? Yes, I believe there are. I see no benefit to lumping all the machines together though and proclaiming them all a failure.

    By Blogger cermak_rd, at 11:22 AM, December 12, 2006  

  • I agree this is just another failed attempt by Peracia to try and steal the election.

    Typical compliant from a sorry looser

    By Anonymous Justin, at 1:24 AM, December 13, 2006  

  • Hey Carl, thanks for sticking to the real issues. the the Privios "Outsider" sucks dong!!!!!

    By Anonymous Probe supporter, at 5:38 AM, December 13, 2006  

  • How can Welch talk about the Kelly son. Has he taken a look at his family tree of crime lately. This guy is a piece of work.when will the federal investigation hit the 209 area. hurry up club fed.

    By Anonymous probe supporter, at 5:41 AM, December 13, 2006  

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    By Anonymous People for education, at 2:02 PM, December 13, 2006  

  • Did someone say sorry loser? No one is a worse SORRY LOSER than Chris "punk bitch, lip gloss wearing pile of shit" Welch.

    Welch and his disfuntional family tree is ruining Proviso. Welch is 40 years old and has a brother that is 5. Poppa was a rolling stone; Where he laid his hat was his home.
    Like father like SONS!

    By Blogger 209sucks, at 12:06 AM, December 15, 2006  

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