Schwarzenegger Hits Snag at Polling Place

  1. SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up to his Brentwood neighborhood polling station today to cast his ballot in the special election-and was told he had already voted.

    Elections officials said a Los Angeles County poll worker had entered Schwarzenegger's name into an electronic voting touch screen station in Pasadena on Oct. 25. The worker, who was not identified, was testing the voting machine in preparation for early voting that began the next day...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines
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  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    That he did (hit a snag) - in general, not just in casting his own vote.

    But then, California is ungovernable anyway.

    I want it all without any consequences to the consequences has, well, consequences...

    A lot of States have it written into their laws that they can't spend more than they take in. Texas doesn't have the problems that Calif has because, under our Constitution, the State gov't has to limit it's spending to its revenue. It does limit the State officials from engaging in a "I'll promise you the moon w/ gravy if you elect me" mentality. It would have been good for California - but not if you want it all without worrying about small little details like what it costs and the impact on business/jobs/taxes/etc. . . .

    Besides, I'm of the opinion that small gov't is better gov't. Build me a road or two. Hire a few law/fire officers. Then leave me alone. (I didn't add teachers to the list because the State should butt out of education. Pro vouchers are good for students, good for teachers - THE REASON TEACHERS MAKE SQUAT IS THAT THE GOV'T HAS A MONOPOLY ON SALARIES. But then, I guess tenure really is just a bone to make up for keeping all those salaries artificially low. But I digress.)

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    To me the point is that the electronic system is not accurate.
    Whoever caused the machine to disallow the governors vote could have cheated.

    We need to know each vote counts and every qualified citizen gets to vote.
    http://www.blackboxvoting.org/#
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from spacenurse
    To me the point is that the electronic system is not accurate.
    Whoever caused the machine to disallow the governors vote could have cheated.

    We need to know each vote counts and every qualified citizen gets to vote.
    http://www.blackboxvoting.org/#
    There is a movement afoot to require the electronic machines to give a paper printout of your vote that you then place in a ballot box - a means to recount.

    I agree with that.

    But if you want to talk about voting fraud - we need a national law to require picture IDs to vote - along of course, with the means to provide them free to citizens that already don't have a driver license/state ID (wouldn't want to be guilty of a poll tax.)

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

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