Nc Board Of Elections
November 2, 2010 by USA Post
Nc Board Of Elections, The machine manufacturer in North Carolina said touchscreen voting devices can be programmed by default vote for Democrats, as claimed last week by Tom Fetzer, the state Republican Party Chairman.
Adam Carbullido, director of customer service for the company, ES & S, said in a letter to the State Board of Elections that the iVotronic machines used in a few dozen counties in North Carolina “does not capacity or encoding mechanism that would allow the system to default to a specific selection, whether a candidate or party. ”
Fetzer said Thursday that the GOP is the compilation of written statements by voters who said they tried to vote a ballot straight-ticket Republican, only to have their votes counted on a final review screen, being cast for Democrats . He said that the problem seems to occur when the touch screen is not sure about the selection of an elector, after which it is programmed to assign the candidate appearing in the first vote in the race.
Democrats are listed before the Republicans on the ballots electronically and then get the vote, said Fetzer. State election officials, and now ES & S, saying that Fetzer’s claim is simply false.
Carbullido stressed that the voting machines, like all touch screen devices must be calibrated to accurately detect the selection of electors and voters are asked to confirm their choice at the end of the process before the ballots are expressed.
The controversy has prompted the GOP to sue. On Saturday, a federal judge ruled that people who vote using devices similar to ATMs in the election on Tuesday will be asked to read a notice asking them to consider their selections carefully and make sure their selections save correctly.
Who do you blame?
Most voters in North Carolina blame the recession on the government rather than business, according to a new survey.
In a survey conducted for the conservative Civitas Institute, 64 percent of registered voters said they believe the government is responsible for the recession, 22 percent think business is responsible, and 14 percent were unsure .
This represents an increase of 10 points the past two years, when 54 percent blamed the government for the financial crisis.
The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted October 18 to 20 by Tel Opinion Research of Alexandria, Va., and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The spin: “The political atmosphere for those in charge has been toxic for the last year,”said Francis De Luca of Civitas Institute.” These figures are just one more sign that voters who decided to blame “.
Moving at the DMV
The state Division of Motor Vehicles has two new deputy commissioners.
Ronald G. Kaylor Jr. and Johanna H. Reese has been appointed Assistant Commissioners. The nominations were announced last week.
Kaylor, who served as director of the DMV License and Theft Bureau since June 2009, was deputy director of operations for the division of alcohol law enforcement before coming to the DMV. He is a veteran of 23 years of law enforcement.
Since May 2006, Reese served as legislative liaison for the state Department of Transportation. Before that, she was director of legal affairs for the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Kaylor oversee the DMV license and theft and the Office of arbitration hearings and section. Reese oversee Driver, Vehicle Services and Operations sections. They started their jobs this week.
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