(CNN) – Broken machines in Willingboro, New Jersey, have led to disruptions in voting, according to Joe Dugan, chairman of the Burlington County Election Board. Voters at Pennypacker Park Elemenary School have been given emergency paper ballots as a mechanic works on the machines, Dugan said. He added that he expects the machines to be up and running soon.
Trudy @ the rest of you illiterate morons, america doesn't need obama, america needs idiots like you to learn how to read, spell @ write, so politicians don't take advantage of you!
This maybe our last opportunity to repair our image in the world.vote for obama
Kinda makes you wonder.. Doesn't it?..
if you honestly believe that Republicans had anything to do with the broken machines, the Democrats have reached an all time low of displacing blame... first it's the Republican's fault that gas prices are so high (which is false), it's the Republican's fault that women can't chose to abort their full-term pregnancy and now this? Learn responsibility for your own actions and stop blaming us for everything, you can't rely on a government to get you out of your own mess.
these machines should have been serviced long before election day, there is no excuse for this.
This is so sad to hear...they have had enough time to prepare...be encouraged and trust in God...GO OBAMA!
Wow...my mother told me that the machines were broken...and I was shocked...only an hour in and the machines are broken?...but then again I shouldn't be surprised...
I vote that all states switch to voting by MAIL, as we do in Oregon!! No machines, no lines, no fraud in over 12 years of doing it this way! Are we so in debt to Diebold that we have to keep using their flawed machines that interfere with true democracy in voting?
It works, people. Forget early voting and long lines. Contact your state voting chief and push voting by mail. That's another real change we can believe in.
I hope the lawyers are in place monitoring what's going on. If these broke machines have slowed down the voting process, those poll hours should be extended by the same amount of downtime.
Nice use of the English language Trudy (first comment posted). I'll vote for Obama now for sure.
Not even Diebold can steal this one.
This makes no sense! The GOP is going 2 try and steal this election and the polls R all wrong! Have networks that R polling people 4gotten how many people R actually unemployed! I have never seen a broke person pay 4 internet service @ home without job...who polled them? Or what about the people who have 2 work 2 jobs, just 2 have enough 2 pay the mortage? They R not voting N these polls. They R 2 busy and 2 tired and im sure not waisting money on payin 4 the internet...and now adays, most of us young people use cells. I actually get online on my cell often but i dont have 2 pay outrages prices on my phone 4 internet like most others. No 1 has ever called and polled me? These polls R wrong! Obama should win by a Landslide! Obama/Biden~2009~
trudy- It's only gross negligence that the machines were not checked in time to fix any problems. It is NOT a plot to take over the world hatched by those that can spell english words and use proper english grammar.
Republicans are STILL spewing their lies EVEN TODAY.
Wow... This wreaks of conspiracy... We only need these machines on election day and within the first 30 minutes they are broke? If I lived in this community I would be demanding the Mayor or Govenor terminate the employment of the election commissioner who has the responsibility of ensuring these machines are working properly.
@thomas: "Who makes these voting machines that break down on election day – the only day they are needed to function properly."
The answer is Diebold (now known as Premier Election Solutiions). Their CEO, Walden O'Dell, was active in the re-election efforts of Bush in 2004. 'Nuff said.
LETS TAKE THE EXTRA 10 BILLION DOLLARS A MONTH THAT WE WILL HAVE AFTER WE STOP GIVING IT TO IRAQ AND USE IT TO GET NEW VOTING MACHINES THAT WORK. AMERICA ITS TIME! ITS TIME FOR OBAMA-BIDEN, VOTE TODAY!!
America, the world is looking. The election was stolen in 2000 and again in 2004, it cannot and will not be accepted again. There is no excuse for voting machines malfunctioning at 8:00 o'clock on the morning of such a historic day. GET IT TOGETHER AMERICA!!!
The election is broken if the machines don't work.
I don't buy it ... too many problems with voting machines. Other similar technology employed in all of our stores work flawlessly for years on end ... why not the voting machines?
well, I just hope this is not intentional. Qatar supports Obama!
oh how surpirsing!!!!
wonder who is behind that and all the machines that are broking down all over the country??? winck wink
NOT THIS TIME ROVE, NOT THIS TIME LIMBAUGH
NOT THIS TIME HENETY,
NOT THIS TIME MCBUSH
NOT THIS TIME
WE THE PEOPLE WILL WIN
WE THE PEOPLE WILL ELECT OUR PRESIDENT
THE YOUTH WILL FINALLY HAVE A SAY
NO MATTER WHAT THE REPBUBLICANS AND GOP, RNC, NRC, AND LIMBAUGH'S TROOPS DO NO THIS TIME
WE THE PEOPLE WILL WIN AGAINST ALL ODDS
OBAMA BIDEN 08 /12
It is long past time to throw all of these worthless voting machines into the Marianas Trench. Paper ballots are good enough for every other democracy, and they're good enough for America too.
Electronic voting machines are too easy to manipulate, period. At least with an ATM, you walk away with SOMETHING in your hand (cash, or at least a printed receipt) but with electronic voting machines… nothing.
Give me a voting machine as simple to operate as an ATM, one that matches numerically my printed ballot receipt to its digitally stored counterpart.
If our banking system can do it, so can our electoral system.
This is a shame. These people knew these machine wash't working. Why didn't they test them yesterday. Didn't they vote at that poll?