Ballot troubles: Long lines, vote-changing machines reported amid record-breaking early turnout

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New ID requirements, voting machines casting the wrong vote, unfamiliar or distant polling places, and names missing from voting rolls are just some of the challenges that are starting to disrupt voting leading up to Election Day.

The November presidential election will be the first without federal protections under the Voting Rights Act, with 14 states creating laws requiring voter ID.

Early voting has begun in several states, including Texas, North Carolina and Florida, with record turnout – although voters for both parties have reported experiencing problems with voting machines.


Residents in two different Texas counties on Monday reported problems with electronic voting machines which have replaced traditional paper ballots.

In Amarillo, a woman said she tried to vote Republican but was shocked as she watched the machine switch her ballot to Clinton/Kane.


At nearly a dozen Denton County polling locations issues occurred with the controlling unit that…

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Illegals join fight to oust Sheriff Joe…

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capture – The Washington Times

PHOENIX — Maricruz Ramirez can’t even vote, but she’s doing everything she can to get others to turn out on Election Day to defeat Maricopa County SheriffJoe Arpaio.

An illegal immigrant from Mexico, Ms. Ramirez led a group of immigrant rights activists Saturday as they went door to door, hoping to find young or infrequent voters they could entice to turn out, emboldened by the prospect of taking out the Republican lawman who’s been dubbed “America’s Toughest Sheriff.”

This could well be the year.

After cruising to election in his first five races, Sheriff Arpaio barely topped 50 percent of the vote in a three-way race in 2012, and Paul Penzone — the Democrat who was part of that three-way race the last time — is leading the sheriff in the latest polling this year. In fact, it’s not even close:…

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Accidental Discharge (AD) or Negligent Discharge (ND) — Give Me Liberty

H/T AmmoLand. Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun. USA –-( An accidental discharge (AD) or negligent discharge (ND)? In a recent column I did a story about […]

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