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Daily Voting News For August 17-19, 2006

Daily Voting News For August 17, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

The big news today is still the ESI report on Cuyahoga Co. Ohio. Diebold claims the only flaws are in ESIs report. Democrats are asking for a complete investigation. Even the Republican candidate for SoS is asking for a complete inventory of Blackwell's office. / A press conference was held in Arizona yesterday with Congressmen Holt and Grijalva discussing future legislation on voting rights and vote administration / There may be a recount in the Nevada Republican 2nd Congressional District primary. It will be interesting to see how this turns out especially because the winning candidate is the SoS so the recount would be against him. ...

  • National: Representatives Grijalva and Holt Call For Accessible Balloting, Verifiable Election Results LINK
  • National: Top vote counter becomes prize job LINK
  • National: Devvy Kidd – What You Can Do To Stop Vote Fraud LINK
  • Arizona: Grijalva eyes national use of Ariz. rules on e-voting LINK
  • Arizona: Electronic Voting LINK
  • Connecticut: New Voting Machines Due in 2007 LINK
  • Florida: Lee County - Poll workers needed for Sept. primary. Summer travel makes finding applicants hard LINK
  • Maryland: Vote Early, Not Often LINK
  • Nevada: No concession in squeaker Nevada U.S. House race LINK
  • Nevada: Angle might seek vote recount LINK
  • Nevada: Douglas County - Close congressional race could lead to recount LINK
  • New York: Limited places for handicapped to vote. Southern Tier counties will each have one special polling spot. LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Democrats seek probe of e-voting. Diebold disputes study of Cuyahoga machines LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Diebold: Elections report conclusions simply wrong' LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Can we trust the voting results? Diebold defends touch-screen machines, but a study fans debate over their reliability LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Officials: Fair election in Cleveland area a must LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Voting machines may have glitch (Diebold) LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Voting machine debate. Plaintiffs say 'paperless' elections just won't do LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Suit seeks to decertify voting machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Delaware County - Suit filed to stop use of new voting machines (Danaher 1242) LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - More electronic voting machines for county? Election board considers purchase of 114 more eSlate machines. LINK
  • Washington: Thurston County - Voter guides clarify election confusion. Pick-a-party means three ballots arrive in the mail LINK


Daily Voting News For August 18, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

A recount was done in Georgia and, guess what? The results on the Diebold TS machines were the same the second time they were run-off as the first. It goes to show that computer memory does not change all by itself. That is all it proves because no one knows that these were really the people's votes; only the machines. / The ACLU filed a lawsuit in Missouri against the state's VoterID law. / Was the ESI/Cuyahoga Co. report just a sham to make the voter verified paper audit trail printers look as bad as possible? If so, some seem to believe that. ...

  • National: News Analysis: The Coming Paper-Trail Debacle? LINK
  • National: NRSC, DSCC File Joint FEC Inquiry On Recounts LINK
  • National: Paper Trail Flawed in Ohio Election, Study Finds LINK
  • Colorado: Pueblo County - It's official: Ortiz beats Palacio by 2 votes LINK
  • Florida: Lee County - Early voters urged to be cautious LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County - Pinellas vote system good to go LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County - Database upgrade causes error in Pinellas County ballot counting equipment LINK
  • Georgia: Athens-Clark County - Vote numbers the same after recount LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Election film draws praise – "By The People" LINK
  • Missouri: ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Missouri's Photo ID Voting Law. Law Violates Missouri Constitution and Disenfranchises Thousands of Missouri Voters LINK
  • Montana: ES&S Electronic Voting Overview LINK
  • New Hampshire: Supreme Court decision may postpone primary LINK
  • New Hampshire: N.H. court says dominant party can't have top billing on ballot LINK
  • New Hampshire: GOP’s top ballot spot ruled unfair LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - The Columbus Dispatch Needs Your Help. They're looking for a few facts about electronic voting, Diebold, and such. Do we have any we can share? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Montco would have to spend $1.5M to create voter paper trail LINK
  • Texas: McLennan County - Charles Reed, guest column: Voting rights? Blacks want to know where they went LINK


Daily Voting News For August 19, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

"There's a lot to be concerned about here," said Maryland Gov. Ehrlich recently about the state's Diebold TS voting machines. "I think the system is fabulous," said Linda Lamone, administrator for the state Board of Elections. "It's probably the most secure system in the country." / "Is it even possible to ensure the trustworthiness of the hardware and software in a voting system? My opinion is no," said David Dill, a professor of computer science at Stanford University and a critic of electronic voting. / "Basically, all election officials say, 'We're as pure as the driven snow, and nobody has ever cheated,' " said John Washburn, a Milwaukee software analyst. "It's the same as if you're a bank and you say, 'OK, I'm going to assume that my tellers will never steal money from the till.' "...

  • National: Pull The Plug. You don't like hanging chads? Get ready for cheating chips and doctored drives. LINK
  • California: Nevada County - $250,000 For Diebold System in November Election? LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Snipes hones ballot process LINK
  • Florida: Duval County - Voting Machines Sitting in FL Living Rooms LINK
  • Maryland: Touch-Screen Machines Stir Election Anxiety in Md. LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota to let computers count all votes in '06 LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota will keep using paper ballots LINK
  • New Hampshire: Decision on ballots to be challenged LINK
  • Canada: Vote scanners a good addition to city's election 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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