Republican National Committee alleges Nevada voting machines are flawed; NV Sec of State responds

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Updated: 11/01/2012 11:54 pm

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) The Republican National Committee alleges voting machines in Nevada and five other states are flawed.

RNC Chief Counsel John Phillippe Jr. wrote a letter to top election officials in Nevada, Ohio, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri and Colorado.

The letter says "I write regarding the media and citizen reports of voting machine errors taking place in your states."

The letter claims there have been several cases of voting machines in the states have "populated a vote for Barack Obama when a voter cast his or her ballot for Mitt Romney.

"That's almost technically impossible to pre-program those machines in that fashion," NV Secretary of State Ross Miller says. "Second, if you don't give us a name, contact information, or a polling location where this could have happened or site any specific allegations, it's impossible for us to investigate."

Miller's office has already responded to the RNC in their letter.

Miller also tells News 4 not only did the RNC fail to bring up any direct evidence Miller says they have no recieved any complaints.

"We have not recieved a single complaint in our office of somebody that actually experienced this of walking into a polling location and trying to vote for a candidate and was unable to vote for a candidate of their choice, because the machine was pre-programed," Miller says. "I we get any kind of that evidence we take it extremely seriously and we'll investigate."

The RNC's letter was not filed as a formal complaint.

Miller assures News 4 all of the proper safe guards are up and voters have nothing to worry about.

News 4 did call the RNC attorney who sent the letter, but so far no response.

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Grayson Cain - 11/3/2012 10:56 AM
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And the Republicans are the same folks who push for the Diebold machines in Ohio......their hypocrisy is astounding.

teedofftaxpayr - 11/3/2012 10:01 AM
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I think it's just a preamble of what the Republicans are going to say when they lose the election. I voted and the machines gave me exactly what I voted for. All the Republicans want to do is go back to the paper ballots so they and disqualify those "hanging chads" to make the elections go their way. (Florida-2000)

Ktkt1955 - 11/2/2012 8:41 PM
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Instead of complaining about the state of NV maybe the rich man should learn how to take responsibility for his participation is not doing right even as a citizen of the US and keep the jobs at home. He was, after all the top man at Romney and Bain capital, and he is the one who gave away many jobs we could have used here to keep families working instead of closing viable company's and sending the jobs elsewhere. But that is the rich man's version of being successful, close the manufacturing plants and companies who give good jobs to those who are very skilled in detail work and give them to the country that will pay less than half the wages we require here for each worker. As a plant worker put it, he won either way he got rich off closing the plant he worked for. If Romney gets into the white house how many more jobs will he send overseas, or how many more will he leave having to live on the street homeless? I've already voted and I don't see Romney as anyones savior, he is no more than the man who will keep everyone from ever working in this country. YOU ALL HEARD HIM SAY "that he does not care about the 47% who are lazy, unemployed, and who are uninsured." What more do you want to hear?

Grayson Cain - 11/2/2012 4:40 PM
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The GOP is merely making pre-excuses for the Drubbimg they are going to get on Tuesday

kdavis52 - 11/2/2012 1:09 PM
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How about operator error? Especially if there's a line some people will feel rushed and make the wrong vote. Or just some people not paying attention to what they're doing? How does the Republican Committee even know who's voting for whom? Now, that I would like to see. Are they putting hidden cameras in each of the polling booths????

vietnamvet25 - 11/2/2012 6:34 AM
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It seems odd that when I try to open the story on Ryans speech in Reno that it does not open. Thia has happened in the past with stories this network doesn't want comments posted on. By my account it has always involved a politician or public figure.....Do you think that is strange???? When you watch the footage of his speech and they say hehad almost 1000 people there and you watch closely as the camera tarts to zoom back and it is stopped and sent back close tells me that the crowd was not as arge as reported. keep the shot tight and the people close to make it look like a lot more than their are. Thats an old hollywood trick.

vietnamvet25 - 11/2/2012 6:19 AM
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It seems this is a routine with the right at every election. If there is a chance they might not win.......If the voters select the print button on the screen they can see on paper what they voted. and a paper record is made. Anything to delay the inevitable.......
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