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The South Carolina Primary and Voting Machine Fraud 467

cSeattleGameboy writes "South Carolina sure knows how to pick 'em. Alvin Greene is a broke, unemployed guy who is facing a felony obscenity charge. He made no campaign appearances and raised no money, but he is the brand new Democratic Senate nominee from South Carolina. Tom Schaller at does a detailed analysis of how a guy like this wins a primary race, and many of the signs point to voting machine fraud. There seem to have been irregularities on all sides. 'Dr. Mebane performed second-digit Benford's law tests on the precinct returns from the Senate race. ... If votes are added or subtracted from a candidate's total, possibly due to error or fraud, Mebane's test will detect a deviation from this distribution. Results... showed that Rawl's Election Day vote totals depart from the expected distribution at 90% confidence. In other words, the observed vote pattern for Rawl could be expected to occur only about 10% of the time by chance. ... An unusual, non-random pattern in the precinct-level results suggests tampering, or at least machine malfunction, perhaps at the highest level. And Mebane is perhaps the leading expert on this very subject. Along with the anomalies between absentee ballot v. election day ballots..., something smells here.' points out that South Carolina uses ES&S voting machines, which have had strings of problems before; and they have no audit trail."
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The South Carolina Primary and Voting Machine Fraud

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  • He Won! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Saeed al-Sahaf ( 665390 ) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @02:38AM (#32575170) Homepage
    This is all a bunch af HOOEY to justify tossing out a legit candidate that none of the BIG MONEY wanted. Too bad, so sad, HE WON!
  • Re:He Won! (Score:1, Funny)

    by MoeDumb ( 1108389 ) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @02:56AM (#32575250)
    Anyone who has seen the post nomination interviews and is honest knows this guy doesn't have the brains to pass a blood test much less successfully run for office. The whole thing stinks to high heaven. The one bright spot: the Democrat who lost to him is calling for an investigation.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @03:05AM (#32575280)

    Ya'll racists can't accept that Mr. Greene, a popular African-American, won the election fair and square so you guys undermine the integrity of our very system that is so great so you can throw out the will of the voters that elected him.

    Why don't you guys put on the white robes, toss the bed sheet on the horse and chase this guy out of town you bunch of racists!

  • Refreshing (Score:2, Funny)

    by TheRealQuestor ( 1750940 ) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @03:23AM (#32575358)
    I don't know, to know all the crap the fellow in office is going to jail for ahead of time quite refreshing really. Saves a lot of drama later.
  • hey guys, Been stuck on the past few months. Anyways I feel that daily voting can fix lots of this. I am wondering if an open source software system could be made. -anon voting while preventing double voters (craigslist email style, only system knows yer identity) -330 million Americans, 30 million Canadians, 60 million UK residents, all downvoting "RIAAtarded" laws no one wanted in the first place Hoping "iVote" will take the lead someday. If voting is so important every 5 years why do we not do it everyday? With secure voting systems the military would use to protect THEIR systems (heard they run varities of Linux b/c Windows is too insecure) My big question is can this even be done? You guys are the smart ones on here. I await the idea of online 24/7 voting on some website to be cut up and reverse engeneered for the betterment of man. :P I just thought the ideals of Linux could port over to our corrupt government, easily bought. They should ref the game, not give home team advantage.... Anyways I felt enough about this issue to buy up: [] Just a place to rant and save ideas about the possibility of voting each day like e-mail of facebook. Thanks for reading. :) FreeSCV
  • by AK Marc ( 707885 ) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @03:40AM (#32575434)
    What are you talking about? Nixon committed no crimes at all related to the election. Some of his subordinates who were so used to committing felonies on a daily basis did it without his knowledge. What he did that was a felony was to hear their confession and then, rather than turning them in for their felonies, violated a large number of laws to cover up the stupid acts. I would bet that if G. Gordon Liddy had asked first, Nixon would have told him to not do it. It was senseless, but Liddy is a "patriot" in that anyone that he thinks will do something that is bad for the US deserves death, or at least a listening device so he can spy on them.
  • Re:He Won! (Score:2, Funny)

    by Dexter Herbivore ( 1322345 ) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @03:48AM (#32575460) Journal
    Michael Richards, stop posting on /. dammit!
  • by noidentity ( 188756 ) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @04:41AM (#32575614)

    It's worth noting that in some precincts, Mr. Greene received more votes than were cast. As in, he got 115% of the votes.

    I can't believe you're being so negative about such a high voter turnout.

  • by Hognoxious ( 631665 ) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @05:32AM (#32575786) Homepage Journal

    Alvin Greene is a broke, unemployed guy who is facing a felony obscenity charge.

    So not really any different from the typical politician.

    Apart from being broke, but I'm sure that'll fix itself soon enough.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 15, 2010 @05:41AM (#32575806)

    Well, I'm not sure why people say I'm not qualified to be in office, 'cause according to my own Wikipidea article [] I have an advanced degree in Political Science (more than most political yahoos have), and I served as an intelligence specialist and a unit supply specialist in the U.S. Army and has served in the Air Force and Army national guards. I have received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

    As for the felony obscenity charge; I was charged for showing porn to an 18 year old girl and asking her if she wanted to do it with me. I always thought the legal age of consent in South Carolina was 12, so I thought there was plenty of leeway (she looked well over 14 to me).

    I know I'm poor, black, unemployed, uncultured, and I made a sexual advance towards a white teenage girl who was 18, which is why my own (Democratic) party wants me disqualified and aborted as if I never existed. I know I don't fit in, but the white and the black trash of South Carolina democratically voted me into office, and I believe that votes should count, no-matter how uneducated and unqualified the voting public is at making decisions.

    I guess people are jealous because I'm the first popularly elected African-American Senator from the South. It don't matter to me, cause I'm moving out of the mountains and taking my kin along. You know what they say:

    Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
    Beans don't burn on the grill.
    Took a whole lotta tryin',
    Just to get up that hill.
    Now we're up in the big leagues,
    Gettin' our turn at bat.
    As long as we live, it's you and me baby,
    There ain't nothin wrong with that.

    Well we're movin on up...
    We finally got a piece of the pie!!



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