Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"It's All Fraud!!"--Cynthia

Ms. McKinney, having taken it in the chops by 20 points (59/41), announced that it's voting-commission fraud.

At 8:14 a.m., the first complaint appeared: “Less than an hour into voting, McKinney’s name is not on ballot, opponent’s is,” read an item on her blog.

Other similar allegations would follow throughout the day as 4th Congressional District voters decided whether to send McKinney back to Congress, or give the Democratic nomination to runoff opponent, Hank Johnson, a lawyer and former DeKalb County commissioner.

The McKinney Web site noted voting machines not working or mysteriously casting incorrect ballots, “insecure” voting equipment, police harassment, and poll workers refusing to hand out Democratic ballots.


McKinney has always held a distrust of the state’s new touch-screen voting machines. She has appeared at events promoted by activists opposed to electronic voting in Georgia. One of her congressional aides, Richard Searcy, was one of the most outspoken critics of Georgia’s electronic voting platform before taking a job in McKinney’s office.

When McKinney beat out five opponents in the Democratic primary in 2004 to re-claim her congressional seat, she did not question the voting machines’ accuracy or the results. On Tuesday, she was anything but silent on the issue.

HERE'S the problem with 9-inch nails:

In answer to an allegation that a voter tried to vote for McKinney, but the machine popped up a vote for Johnson, the office said:

“Upon investigation by the manager, it was determined while the one candidates’s name was touched by the ball of the finger, the fingernail hit the [other] name,” the statement read. “We do not expect voters to cut their nails to vote, but we are cautioning everyone to make certain they are satisfied with their choices before they hit the ‘cast ballot’ button.”

1 comment:

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

In my experience, fingernail length has been inversely proportional to intelligence. Just my experience, though. I had a female student in an audio recording lab, once, with super long nails. I asked her to throw a 2" tape on the 24 track, and get it ready for recording. After listening to the excuses, she indicated that she just wanted to work at a record label, instead of actually doing anything on the studio. She also had difficulty twirling those knobs that we engineers are so renown for twiddling. Oh well, one less competant engineer out there looking for my job.