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Daily Voting News For August 1, 2006

Daily Voting News For August 1, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

"We are headed for a train wreck on Election Day," said Republican Tom Leatherwood, who is seeking re-election as Shelby Co. Tennessee register and is calling for more machines to be stationed countywide. / Today is Kansas' primary election / A state Senate investigative panel in California queried the Asst. Registrar of Voters in Kern Co. as to why precinct workers were told they didn't need to test their machines before election day, and why volunteers weren't trained in the use of paper ballots should their machines fail and why inexperienced workers were allowed inside the elections secure area that night. / The so-called "Battle of Athens" began Aug. 1, 1946, when veterans opened fire on the local jail to stop corrupt local officials from stealing an election in Athens, Tennessee. / "The root cause of our troubled elections is that, unbelievably, the U.S. provides less security, testing, and oversight of our nation's voting equipment and election administration than it does to slot machines and the gaming industry." Steven Hill in his WaPo column....

  • National: Will Your Vote Count in 2006? LINK
  • National: Touch Screens Are Not The Best Choice For Disabled Voters LINK
  • National: Worst Ever Security Flaw In Diebold Voting Machine (Diebold TS) LINK
  • National: Major security vulnerability in touch screen voting machines LINK
  • National: Diebold voting machine hack exposed LINK
  • Arkansas: Voting machine vendor vows to improve communications with Ark. (ES&S) LINK
  • Arkansas: Election firm told its miscues burdened counties (ES&S) LINK
  • California: Lawmakers grill officials on voting snafus LINK
  • California: State examines local voting problems LINK
  • California: Kern County - CA Senate Panel Rakes Kern Co. Elections Officials and Diebold Over the Coals LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Guest Editorial: Count the Vote in CA-50 LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Lawsuit seeks to void Bilbray-Busby results LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Download the Busby/Bilbray Election Contest Lawsuit… LINK
  • Florida: Duval County - A paper trail for your vote LINK
  • Iowa: Pottawattamie County - CNN's Lou Dobbs Looks Into Programming Errors in Iowa LINK
  • Iowa: Pottawattamie County - CNN's Lou Dobbs: Hand Counts in Iowa Kept Incorrect Op-Scan Counts From Installing the Wrong Candidates! LINK
  • Kansas: Primaries to demonstrate changes in how Kansans vote LINK
  • Kansas: Douglas County - Shew reports voting technology working, but some problems at polls. Some names not appearing on voter rolls LINK
  • Michigan: Oakland County – Editorial - Congress bungles voting machine reforms LINK
  • Missouri: St. Louis County - County election officials seek more poll workers LINK
  • Mississippi: Hattiesburg - Voter fraud concerns raised LINK
  • New York: New York State Voting Machine Certification: Hurry up and Wait LINK
  • Tennessee: 60 years ago, vets took up arms in Tenn. LINK
  • Tennessee: Vote Tampering: West Tennessee Woman Arrested LINK
  • Tennessee: Bedford County - New voting machine put through its paces (MicroVote Infinity) LINK
  • Tennessee: Rutherford County - Light turnout. Less than 10,000 take advantage of early voting (MicroVote Infinity) LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - An Inconvenient Truth. New machines + extra races = more than long lines LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Tied-up voting machines LINK
  • West Virginia: Voting machines will be ready LINK
  • INternational: 2nd International Workshop on Electronic Voting 2006 LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or Scoop.**


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