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Nikki Haley Slammed For South Carolina Voting Problems

GOVERNOR RIPPED FOR “OUTRAGEOUS” LINES, BROKEN VOTING MACHINES S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is being criticized for lengthy delays stemming from a shortage of operational voting machines across the Palmetto State.  The rampant Election Day problems – which have been especially pronounced in Richland County, S.C. (click here for more info…

GOVERNOR RIPPED FOR “OUTRAGEOUS” LINES, BROKEN VOTING MACHINES

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is being criticized for lengthy delays stemming from a shortage of operational voting machines across the Palmetto State.  The rampant Election Day problems – which have been especially pronounced in Richland County, S.C. (click here for more info on that) – have resulted in waiting times exceeding three hours.

Not only that, sources tell FITS that “droves” of voters have simply given up their attempt to cast ballots.

“Voters across the state face waits of three hours or more to cast a ballot in today’s elections due to lack of working voter machines,” S.C. Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian said in a statement. “As a result, many South Carolinian’s are being deprived of a basic right of citizenship – the right to vote.”

Haley, a Republican, appoints all five members of the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC).

It’s been a terrible week for Haley on the technology front.  On October 26, her administration announced that computer hackers had obtained Social Security data for 3.6 million South Carolinians, credit and debit card information for nearly 400,000 Palmetto State residents and tax information for as many as 650,000 South Carolina businesses.

Haley initially claimed that nothing could have been done to stop the breach – and that South Carolina used “industry standard” protection measures to safeguard its data – although both of those claims later turned out to be false.

“On the heels of the announcement last week that Governor Haley’s administration had allowed computer hackers to access the records of several million South Carolina taxpayers, this (election gaffe) raises basic questions about the Governor’s competence to lead our state,” Harpootlian added.  “Nikki Haley allows thieves to pilfer our personal information and her election commission failed to provide a speedy way to vote.”

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56 comments

little rocky from arkansas November 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

So – what else is new?

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Nölff November 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

All the voting machines were probably hacked by Russians.

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Crooner November 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Who’d have figured someone from India would be so tech-challenged?

Yeah, I know that’s racist, but it’s not black/white racist.

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insider November 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

She shines like a diamond in a goats ass, don’t she?

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dwb619 November 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

GOOD ONE MY MAN!

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john public November 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

just talked to my dad,he has been waiting 3 hrs,he stated some people are walking ou!

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Smirks November 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Know one guy that waited 4 hours. Damn!

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Judy Chop November 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Over four hours at Dutch Fork….

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CID November 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

And the Republicans answer to all this?

NO early voting

All that “voter fraud” you know

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dwb619 November 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Seems slightly odd that all these problems are occuring in one of the more Democratic counties of the state, don’t ya think?

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tomstickler November 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm

No problem at my solid Republican precinct. At least six iVotronics, less than 15 minutes wait at 10AM.

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Old Bike Dude November 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Methodist White Woman my ass.

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Jack Seaman November 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Ms. Haley has never gotten out in front of anything in her life, except for a steaming load of Will Folks.

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Manfred November 7, 2012 at 12:40 am

That’s a good one. A friend was asking me tonight how many times Willie whacked Nikki and I drew a blank, but figured it went on for a few months and so maybe 20, 30? Friend doesn’t read FITSNEWS and asked about who started what, so I say Nikki made out with Willie in her car one night and grabbed Willie’s balls, as I recall, then told Willie to drive someplace dark, as I recall, and then they got in the back seat (her car) and so forth and so on. But Nikki is sketchy on details like DOR internet hacking, house ethics rules, hiring her daughter for gift-shop work, and sleeping with other guys in hotels in Las Vegas (?). Whatever.

Yep, Nikki got a steaming load of “Steamboat Willie.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgghnQF6E4

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interested November 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

is that really how it went down Manfred or is that your imagination? I am genuinely curious…

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Ryan November 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Seems to me that it’s more of a problem with the LOCAL election commissions – specifically in Richland County. I mean, has Richland County ever run an efficient election?

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Slinky November 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

There is no excuse for this fiasco. Can’t wait to vote Haley out of office.

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Silvio Dante November 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Vote Mitt…Get Rid of Trikki. Although if he is smart, he will kick her ass to the curb after he wins.

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CUvinny November 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

There were no lines in my West Florence precinct. More precinct workers then voters. In and out in 5 mins.

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CID November 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Yeh but Haley is fighting

Socialism

What’s more important to you

Getting to vote in a reasonable amount of time or”fighting Socialism?”

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major major November 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Planning to vote on my way home and I’ve been told that it’s a 4 hour wait in my northeast Richland precinct. Not to totally absolve our governor but it sounds like Richland county has been particularly inept. Plenty of blame to go around.

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?tion November 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

As many 20-somethings she has on staff you think technology would be their strength.

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little rocky from arkansas November 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

A- she doesn’t want anybody smarter than her on staff

B- she likes to be called “Mommy”

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Christine November 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

There have also been problems with misinformation about voters in the database who moved moved from one town to another. One voter moved from Florence to Charleston, but the system shows the voter as having moved from Charleston to Florence. Some are worried it’s somehow connected to the security breach.

Christine

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jimlewis,owb November 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm

At the Fuck Up Rate the Governor is going she is going to be held personally responsible for every bastard child born in South Carolina in the next 2 years.

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Judy Chop November 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I will adopt any available bastard child and raise them up morally strong and pay for their tuition to Bob Jones University. 12 is my limit.

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little rocky from arkansas November 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Why is the top of her skull shaped like a football?

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CID November 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Just think if we had that dumbass voter ID law in effect

Hell one would have to get in line at 7am to vote by closing time!

But hey

We gotta stop all that damn voting “fraud!”

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Tiffany November 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

We were sent to three different schools and then to the voters registration office to hear that people were be “archived” (deleted)for not being an active voter. Apparently every four years is not active. It’s ridiculous the hoops you have to jump through just to exercise your rights. It took well over three hours and a half a tank of gas.

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losingfaithrapidly November 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I’m sorry….shes just an idiot!

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Mr. Dixie November 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I can hear her now “Because of me you can’t hack a voting machine in South Carolina; they are above reproach if you can find one that will work. Every other computer system in the state you can hack but we are working on that.

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mary November 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Five and a half hours in Irmo. Ridiculous. Glad we wasted all that money to make sure there was no “fraud” which could have been spent on more machines!!!!

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Torch November 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

The bitch couldn’t manage my cat’s box.

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Timmy November 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Whoa, whoa. There is no county anywhere more managed by DEMOCRATS than Richland County, SC. You can axe anyone in the County office building. At least 75% of the employees are related to someone by blood or marriage (another Democrat) in the county administration or city of Columbia administration.

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Lexington Voter November 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Arrived to vote at 6:15 am was 103 in line took me until 8:am to vote. No ONE, No ONE had anything good to say about Haley or O’Bama. Does not look good for her!

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CID November 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Can you imagine these idiots checking every voters ID ?

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semi November 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I have a son who is presently out of country and voted absentee, received his credentials from voter registration and proceeded to vote online. Took him about 5 minutes, I on the other hand drove to the polling place and stood in line for 45 minutes. Am I missing something here?

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Judy Chop November 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Yep, move out of the country.

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Sick of Pandering November 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Nikki Haley is not a leader. She never has been and never will be. It’s a shame that SC voted for her!

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Mr. Dixie November 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

It doesn’t matter about the voting machines in SC – Obama won !!
Oh quick !!! Someone send the rescue squad to Big T’s house.

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Todd November 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Looks like Haley’s RNC speech was Romney’s kiss of death.

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Silvio Dante November 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

Your day is coming, Witchy Poo.

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Destiny Now November 7, 2012 at 1:50 am

The county election commissions are responsible for the screwy allocation of voting machines, not the governor.

Call your county election commission and let them have an earful. I’ll be surprised if this doesn’t somehow end in lawsuits.

Find out how many registered voters there are in your polling place, then divide by 250. There is BY LAW supposed to be one machine per 250 registered voters.

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Amelia Peabody Emerson November 7, 2012 at 3:54 am

I have an idea. We could hire the hacker to come in and fix our problem with long waits in the lines to vote. I am sure this incredibly smart individual could come up with a fix that possibly involves electronic voting from home. The hacker is very knowledgeable about hacking so he would know how to protect our electronic votes.
It is unAmerican for us to have to wait hours in line to vote in this era of technologial advances, and especially when we all knew turnout was going to be heavy. We have to fix the problem so that we can all vote expeditiously in one day, or spread the voting out over more days. We have a right to expect that in SC, and in America.

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maria taylor November 7, 2012 at 6:12 am

Just asking…..as far as voting problems…..could you tell me if Niki Haley and family were in Mass. getting ready for a big party and appointment to the Romney Administration?…or maybe whe stayed in S.C. to oversee the voting process? Curious

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Recovering Lobbyist November 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

This is a Richland County problem, not a state problem. Look at the precinct reporting map this morning. Half of Richland County stil has not reported but all of Greenville, Lexington, and most other counties have reported. How come they can do it but not Richland?

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SparkleCity November 7, 2012 at 7:55 am

Queen Namrata will say “Don’t blame it on me, I had nothing to do with it” just like she stated concerning the SSN fiasco (which will only get worse now that the election BS is over..)

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SparkleCity November 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

No problems with voting machines at my precinct in NW Spartanburg County. Showed up at 1845 hrs and zipped through faster than a goose can shit!!!

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ceilidh10 November 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

I wonder if there is enough evidence to indict her for misfeasance in office.

With Romney gone, her ass is grass. She was nothing to start with and she is even more worthless this morning after her pal Romney was defeated.

How many more mediocre, uninspiring GOP governors can this state take before we go off the cliff?

Stop voting Republican. Last night proved it does not work !

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SparkleCity November 7, 2012 at 8:18 am

Yep,

Independent is the way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob Inglis (as an Independent)for SC Gov in 2016!!!

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ceilidh10 November 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

Isn’t he working in Washington doing research on environmental issues?

He is a mdoerate. He has no future here. I do like him.

Until SC decides moderation is OK, we will continue to be different from the rest of the country, and we will not thrive/advance.

Obama’s win is one helluva slap in the face to SC politics. We have to change. It can be done incrementally. We must grow or be left for dead.

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SparkleCity November 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

Yes

I read recently he is working on some market based “Climate Change” project

SC needs to bring in dog & horse racing, eliminate the IRS based tax system and get rid of the “stuck in the 1950’s” mentality of so many in this state for sure.

For me, I’m all for “stuck in 1968 – 1974 Rock & Roll” era/lifestyle/mentality myself…….

As much as I’m a fan of “Leave It To Beaver”; those days (and that illusion) is over.

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insider November 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

Things would be so much better if she had received enough oxygen at birth.

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deedee for twat waffle November 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

A vicious snarl burst forth from her well-fed gullet. “I didn’t even win Aiken County?!? How I am supposed to show my face at the grocery store?” Indeed, from the perspective of a Southern Republican, Dee Dee Vaughters had run an exemplary campaign. From baseless allegations of sexual impropriety to implications of financial wastefulness, DeeDee had flung many cartloads of manure. But now all that was left was her filthy hands and a short trip into the annals of history all while the rigors of menopause took their toll on her portly frame. And oddly enough, Nikki Haley wasn’t taking her phone calls either.

At least she now finally had the answer to her weeks long question. Nikki Setzler never debated her because he didn’t need to. Despite the endorsement of the Governor, thousands spent in advertising, and numerous tasteless, tacky, and crass cartoons, he won anyway. “What ever happened to vagina power?” she thought with a miserable grimace. She frantically shoveled cake into her jiggling jowls as she tried to fight off the feeling of utter irrelevancy.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. From the start her campaign seemed like charming adventure. She had a neat theme song, a slick website, and even gave interviews in front of gun counters. But in the end, all that was left was the deep self-loathing that had once again worked its tendrils into her twisted psyche. As the warm urine splashed all over her mascara streaked face, she looked at her husband with sad, baleful eyes. “Piss on me. It’s all I am good for.”

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interested November 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Wow. How about a page 2? This is damned fascinating!

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little rocky from arkansas November 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

—– and page 3 —-

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