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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ukrainian armed forces positioned near the Russian-Ukrainian border were attacked by artillery fire in the summer of 2014. Between 9 July and 5 September 2014, the Ukrainian Border Service and the National Security and Defense Council reported more than 120 artillery attacks from Russia. Russian officials, however, have denied the existence of any artillery attacks on Ukraine originating from its territory. read more


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Would this be a surprising anomaly that just wasn't picked up on in polling? Maybe and in fact it very good possibility since polls kind of just plain suck. Certain segments of the public simply refuse them...

Could it be outright and organized voter fraud? Maybe - would it surprise anyone to find out the Right Wing who spends so much time trying to deny votes to what they perceive as liberal leaning voters was actually manipulating things? It is just so interesting it always favors Republicans and over several elections. I mean how many times have major Conservatives been caught doing things they rant against?

You certainly don't need a touch screen and I have always insisted a non-paper system simply makes it to easy to cheat completely. I don't care what your validation process is - there will be a way to cheat the system and it is much easier than cheating on paper because if you do it right, there will be virtually zero trace. With paper you will always have to move that box and dispose of the paper somehow.

There is NOTHING wrong with paper ballots and that is the way it really should be. IF something suspicious comes up then it can be dealt with in a manual count.

My county uses large hand filled paper ballots - pen or pencil. Given the format there is no real mistaking of intent. You then take it over to a machine and feed it in. The ballot is scanned and your votes recorded. The paper goes into the bin below. If you screw up you go back and get a fresh ballot and the screwed up one is put aside for record keeping. It's a really nice system but it is NOT an anonymous system. Your ID is tied to the ballot number so it is traceable. I have issue with that but it also make stuffing the ballot box more difficult...

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