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Daily Voting News For September 12, 2006

Daily Voting News For September 12, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Since when is "it's close enough" a good response when talking about our elections? Since when is "the problems identified won't change the results so we are going to ignore the problems" a good response when talking about our elections? Since when is every vote counts NOT a good response? / The Arizona SoS drug her feet and now a state law that requires a hand recount of ballots to check the machines won't be done on today's election unless the DoJ can approve the audit by tomorrow evening / Maryland seems to have been a complete 'Train Wreck' of an election. The problems will all be blamed on human error and people like Linda Lamone will do all they can to sweep the problems under the carpet. Human error was a large part of the problem and the blame should start at the top. ...

  • National: David Wagner Responds To Question From House Committees LINK
  • National: Media Briefing on New Voter Suppression Strategies in the 2006 Elections LINK
  • National: Coalition looks at ways to ensure safe elections LINK
  • National: An End to 'Faith-based' Voting: Computer Security and Statistical Analysts Describe a Simple, Powerful Alternative LINK
  • National: Opinion - Voting shouldn't require a heroic act of patience LINK
  • National: Voters Head to Primary Polls in 9 States LINK
  • Arizona: Backup verifying of votes unlikely LINK
  • Arizona: Officials push for vote hand-count clearance LINK
  • Arizona: Judge Refuses To Block Voter ID Requirement For Today's Primary LINK
  • Arizona: Hand-recount procedures not cleared for touch screens LINK
  • Florida: Diebold “Blended System” Causes Widespread Problems in Florida Primary LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Florida vote counting is still stuck in stupid LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Key battle for voter paper trail goes to court LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Coalition questions canvassing board's election review LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Elections chief says glitches will be fixed LINK
  • Hawaii: Reaction positive to new voting machines (Hart Intercivic) LINK
  • Maryland: BREAKING: Train Wreck In Maryland Primary LINK
  • Maryland: Long delays reported as primary gets under way LINK
  • Maryland: Poll problems reported in Maryland LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland Judge Orders Some Polls to Stay Open Late After Glitches LINK
  • Maryland: Anne Arundel County - Voting goes smoothly despite hiccups LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - MontCo polls get one-hour extension LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - Election Glitches Thwart Montgomery Voters LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - Polling Places Fail To Open On Time LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - Human errors contribute to election day glitches as polls open LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - County Officials Must Count Voters' Provisional Ballots LINK
  • Missouri: Voter ID law goes to federal court LINK
  • Missouri: Boone County - County clerk named in voter ID suit. Wendy Noren said she is insulted to be named as a defendant. LINK
  • North Carolina: Chatham County - Judge: Board of Elections broke law LINK
  • North Carolina: Chatham County - Judge says county elections board violated meetings law LINK
  • New Jersey: Trenton – Civil trial opens to void mayoral vote LINK
  • New York: Primary vote today has new overseers LINK
  • New York: Montgomery County - New voting machines in Montgomery County (Populex) LINK
  • Utah: Skip the Lines: Vote By Mail LINK
  • Washington: Snohomish County - One-fifth of Snohomish County ballots may be disqualified LINK
  • Washington DC: Some D.C. Voters Encounter Problems. Poll Workers Report Unusually Light Turnout Across Vote-Rich Ward 3 LINK
  • Wisconsin: Problems reported at some polling places LINK
  • Wisconsin: Milwaukee - Problems Reported at Polls LINK
  • Wisconsin: Dane County - Official: Some Kinks But Voting Mostly Trouble-Free At Polls LINK
  • Guam: Respicio suggests shelving iVotronic terminals 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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John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org


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