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Tue Nov 6, 2018, 12:30 PM

Problems at the polls? Here's what's happening now

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Source: USA Today

An array of federal agencies is monitoring the election as it unfolds, including the departments of Justice and Homeland Security, intelligence officials and the FBI. Federal and state officials – who received $380 million this year to beef up their election systems – have deployed sensors on local networks to try and detect intrusions.
As of 9 a.m. Eastern, Homeland Security officials said there was nothing significant to report.

Arizona
Election Day got off to a rocky start when voters in one town outside Phoenix showed up to vote only to find their polling place had been foreclosed upon the day before.
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said the landlord of the building, which appears to be a strip mall, locked it overnight after workers had already set up the polling place. There are ballots inside the building, he said.
Fontes said his staff is working with the sheriff’s office to see whether they can forcibly enter the property to collect the ballots and equipment. In the meantime, he said poll workers set up a temporary polling place in the parking lot.

Ohio
Voters in Greater Cincinnati encountered long lines and a few technical glitches as they cast ballots Tuesday morning. Election officials said voters and poll workers were confused by a change in the voting machine system there that now alerts voters if they have "under voted," or left some races on their ballots blank. Electronic voting machines there reportedly rejected some ballots that had not been completely filled out.



Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/06/midterm-elections-2018-monitoring-



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onetexan Nov 2018 OP
sandensea Nov 2018 #1
olegramps Nov 2018 #2
Chakaconcarne Nov 2018 #3
Maxheader Nov 2018 #4
asiliveandbreathe Nov 2018 #5
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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 12:42 PM

1. Those Ohio "technical glitches"

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 12:44 PM

2. I can't believe that this was not intentional. Find out who owns it and locked.

I think that a visit to this person's abode with pitchforks and torches would not be too out of line. Nothing violent,just a subtle message that it isn't considered patriotic to shut down polling places.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 12:58 PM

4. Had to be aware of the situation...

Must be a rightwinger dorkhead...

landlord of the building, which appears to be a strip mall, locked it overnight after workers had already set up the polling place

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:05 PM

5. AZ update - just now...

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Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:14 PM

6. NYT, 'Georgia Voting Hits Technical Delays in Key Atlanta Suburbs'

BETHLEHEM, Ga. — Officials in Gwinnett County, Ga. said Tuesday morning that four precincts had suffered technical delays as Election Day voting began in the intensely competitive race for governor between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams.
Joe Sorenson, a spokesman for the county, said the precincts had reported issues with the system that creates voter access cards for Georgia’s electronic polling system. At the three where problems lingered at midmorning, people were being allowed to cast paper ballots. “We’ve got people who are voting with the paper ballots, and we’ve got people who are standing to wait for the machines to be fixed, and we’ve got people who said they are planning to come back,” said Mr. Sorenson, who did not have an estimate for when the three precincts would return to electronic balloting.

As voting began, problems were being reported in other states, including Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Arizona. In Pennsylvania, there were several reports of problems with voting machines, particularly in Philadelphia. At least four polling places in Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, were changed in the last two days creating confusion.

And across much of the East and Midwest, storms were expected to keep some voters from the polls.

In Gwinnett County, Mr. Sorenson said that the one precinct that had resumed normal operations was likely to extend its hours because the poll manager did not offer paper ballots when the troubles were first detected. Mr. Sorenson said the county was asking a judge to extend the hours beyond the scheduled 7 p.m. closing time. Gwinnett, a rapidly diversifying patchwork of suburbs near Atlanta, has long been a Republican stronghold, but Hillary Clinton carried the county in 2016.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/georgia-voting-hits-technical-delays-in-key-atlanta-suburbs/ar-BBPpCKf?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:39 PM

7. Locking...

The consensus of Forum Hosts agrees this is analysis of voting trends, not LBN. Also, the link in the article is not working, it takes the reader to the USA Today site but, that's it, there's no story there.

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