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Daily Voting News For June 1, 2006

Daily Voting News For June 1, 2006


Compiled by John Gideon

In defending his choice of hiring voting machine vendor talking-head Glenn Newkirk to review the Arkansas elections problems of the past few weeks, SoS Charlie Daniels actually referred to Dr. David Dill as a "conspiracy theorist". What a maroon! One Univ. of Calif. professor speaks out in favor of "Idol Voting"; i.e. phone or Internet and a panel of judges to interview each candidate. The much awaited Robert F. Kennedy Jr. article from Rolling Stone is out. Also we have press releases regarding a new lawsuit in Colorado and a call for improvements in voting in Pennsylvania.

AR: Train Wreck - Overcoming the election absurdity
AR: Train Wreck - Planned election review 'bogus,' Daniels opponent says
AR: Train Wreck - Early Voting Delayed In Some Counties
AR: Train Wreck - Counties Use Paper Ballots As Early Voting Begins
AR: Crawford County – Train Wreck - Runoff Balloting Off To Late Start (They printed early voting ballots on office printers)
PA: Allegheny County – Train Wreck - Coalition Calls For Improvement as Voting Machine Problems Are Reported In Primaries

National: Editorial – A call for Investigation. Electronic voting machines pose a grave threat to democracy.
National: Was The 2004 Election Stolen?
National: VoteTrustUSA Calls For Inquiry into Sequoia Ownership
National: Inquiry Call into Voting Machine Co. Ownership
National: U.S. voting could use 'Idol' lessons

AL: Clarke County - Voting machines designed to assist the handicapped (AutoMark)
AL: Jefferson County - 14 handicapped-accessible voting machines to be tested (AutoMark)

AR: Election officials say law outdated
CO: Colorado Voters File Lawsuit to Halt State’s Purchase or Use of DRE Computerized Voting Systems

CO: Voters File Lawsuit to Halt Purchase, Use of All Touch-Screen Voting Machines in Colorado!
CO: State sued over voting machines
CO: Lawsuit Planned Over Voting Machines In Colorado
CO: Group challenges voting machines
CO: Larimer County - Changes boost voter access, convenience
CO: Unicoi County – Problem With County Vote Totals Yields Controversy, Brown Says 'No' To Contest (MicroVote)

ID: Blaine County - 34 differently-abled voters participated in the Spring Primary (AutoMark)

KS: Sedgwick County - New Voting Machines Could Cut Wait Time
KS: Sedgwick County - More voting machines to offset fewer polling places

MD: Md. early voting suffers setbacks

NJ: Essex County - Voting machines ready for election: Long-awaited, often-debated electronic models

NM: State ID cards fraught with mistakes

OH: Cuyahoga County - Review panel consulting voters to improve Cuyahoga's elections

PA: Berks County – Opinion - Bob Cesca: How I Won Elected Office In A Landslide Without Running
PA: Luzerne County - No recounts sought, county vote chief says

WI: Winnebago County - Editorial: County shouldn't rush to purchase voting machines

**Articles included in “Daily Voting News” may not all reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or its allied organizations. These articles are all included for the information of the subscribers of “Daily Voting News” though we realize that the subscribers may not agree with the opinions given in all articles**

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John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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US anthropologist & popularizer of anthropology (1901 - 1978)

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