2006 U.S. Elections



  • Need I say more?


    I will... It's not even just the election officials who screwed up.  Voting machines crashing constantly... haven't they tried using Javascript!?


    Good stuff I've found so far:

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- A poll worker was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault and interfering with an election for allegedly choking a voter and pushing him out the door, officials said.

    The voter told poll worker Jeffery Steitz that he didn't want to vote in a judicial election because he didn't know enough about the candidates, but Steitz told him he had to vote in the race anyway, Yates said.

    Steitz, 42, eventually grabbed the man by the neck and threw him out of the polling place, Yates said.
    http://www.denverpost.com/newsgallery/ci_4617862


    And more good stuff:


    Workers slid absentee ballots into two counting machines at the Denver Election Commission headquarters Monday morning, overseen by stuffed versions of the troublemaking Dr. Seuss characters Thing One and Thing Two.

    Thing One sat on a machine counting ballots that had "no" printed where "yes" should have been on Referendum F, which has to do with recall election rules.

    Thing Two sat on the other optical scanner, counting the correctly printed ballots.

    The Thing

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_4614209



  • [quote user="Pap"]overseen by stuffed versions of the troublemaking Dr. Seuss characters Thing One and Thing Two.[/quote]

    Hehehe... So the 2 presidential candidates were watching over voting, eh?



  • diebold?

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7236791207107726851&q=hacking+democracy

    I really liked the movie. Source of tons of WTFs. 



  • [quote user="Pap"]Need I say more?


    I will... It's not even just the election officials who screwed up.  Voting machines crashing constantly... haven't they tried using Javascript!?


    Good stuff I've found so far:

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- A poll worker was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault and interfering with an election for allegedly choking a voter and pushing him out the door, officials said.

    The voter told poll worker Jeffery Steitz that he didn't want to vote in a judicial election because he didn't know enough about the candidates, but Steitz told him he had to vote in the race anyway, Yates said.

    Steitz, 42, eventually grabbed the man by the neck and threw him out of the polling place, Yates said.
    http://www.denverpost.com/newsgallery/ci_4617862


    [/quote]

    (I live in Kentucky.) This story has been making the rounds. It's funny (in a way... you know) because it doesn't have anything to do with whether the voting system is mechanized or not, nor does it have anything to do with a partisan fight. 



  • Okay, I don't know where to post this, but I've gotta post it somewhere. (And I don't mean 'where do I post it on TheDailyWTF' - I mean 'where can I put this anywhere' 
     
     
    The caption reads: 

    Real Corkers
    Republican Bob Corker, candidate for Senate, watches early election returns with his family in Chattanooga, Tenn.

    But tell me if that don't look like some slick pimp sporting his high class hookers! (With all apologies to the Corker family. No doubt one of them is 13 or something =8^( )   ) 



  • [quote user="R.Flowers"]

    But tell me if that don't look like some slick pimp sporting his high class hookers! (With all apologies to the Corker family. No doubt one of them is 13 or something =8^( )   ) 

    [/quote]

    If he had a good hat on and a cane aswell, then he would really have looked the part.

    The real WTF is that you are apologising to a US senate candidate for that suggestion via this website.



  • Here on Fox 5 news, they are announcing 'results' based on exit polls. Of course, they only do exit polling in big cities, and big cities always swing to the democrats, so they always say the democrats win.

     

    Also, they are very pleased by the 'turnout' of... 28%. WTF? 


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