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Daily Voting News For September 27, 2006

Daily Voting News For September 27, 2006


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

Diebold has now divulged that there were three software problems with the e-poll books used in Maryland in the primary a couple weeks ago. These poll-books were federally certified. Why were these problems not found when they were certified as part of a complete voting system? Is the EAC going to track the software updates and ensure they get inspected prior to use in other states, if Diebold even makes the corrections in other states? / Diebold has also now divulged that the same e-poll book failure in Maryland also happened in July in Georgia. How many other states are using these machines and will they be told of the failures? ...

  • National: Litigating the 2006 Elections: The Top Three Issues Dominating Battles In And Out of Court, And the Reasons for the Election Lawsuit Explosion LINK
  • National: Boxer pushes paper ballot option. But bill in Senate gets overshadowed by security issues LINK
  • National: New National "Pollworkers for Democracy"Calls on Voters to "Give a Day for Democracy" - Over 1,000 Sign Up On First Day of Project LINK
  • National: We Count 2006! National Conference about Fair Elections, Electronic Vote Fraud and Restoring Democracy Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th in Cleveland LINK
  • National: Maybe Election Day Won't Be a Fiasco after All LINK
  • National: Zogby Poll: Voters Question Outcome of 2004 Presidential Election LINK
  • National: Feingold, Kerry Introduce Resolution Urging Back-up Plans for Voting Machines LINK
  • National: Kerry-Feingold resolution urges back-up plans for voting machines on election day LINK
  • National: Senators Propose Funds For Back-Up Paper Ballots LINK
  • National: Emergency Paper Ballot Legislation Introduced in House By Holt, New 'Sense of the Senate' Resolution Filed By Feingold, Kerry! LINK
  • California: Boxer bill would help pay for use of paper ballots LINK
  • California: Bill would cover voting glitches LINK
  • California: Sen. Bowen: Are Paper Ballots In California's Future? New Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate. Remember, it's the 'Help America Vote Act,' not the 'Help Diebold Profit Act.' LINK
  • Colorado: Colorado election to proceed despite e-voting flaws LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Denver Shelves Part Of Voting System After Problem LINK
  • Colorado: Eagle County - Do electronic voting machines work? Most votes cast on Election Day will be counted electronically LINK
  • Florida: CNN's Lou Dobbs: Congressman Wexler Takes E-Voting Machines To The Supreme Court LINK
  • Indiana: New law causes debate by requiring voters to show ID LINK
  • Indiana: Allen County - No-look voting is alive and well LINK
  • Maryland: Firm finds root of vote glitches. Lamone says she'll scrap check-in system if not satisfied by full-scale test Tuesday LINK
  • Maryland: Work at the polls, Ehrlich encourages state workers LINK
  • Maryland: Elections auditor swaps reviewers. Original team leader replaced with someone with no ties to county elections officials LINK
  • Maryland: Ehrlich pushing paper absentee ballots. Governor says it’s a safer alternative, but his suggestion gets mixed reviews from elections officials, lawmakers LINK
  • Maryland: Democratic governor backs Ehrlich on balloting LINK
  • Maryland: Firm finds root of vote glitches. Full-scale test of check-in system Tuesday LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - Board begins retraining judges, poll workers LINK
  • Minnesota: Editorial - Protecting the ballot or suppressing votes? LINK
  • Minnesota: Editorial - Voting machines need paper trail. September's primary illustrates the problems with new voting technology. LINK
  • Mississippi: College students targeted in vote machine education effort LINK
  • New Jersey: Trenton - Aide tells of tossed ballots. Testimony differs from election chief LINK
  • New York: Voting machine makers show their wares LINK
  • New York: Machines Get High Marks, If Used LINK
  • Ohio: News groups win lawsuit in Ohio over poll access LINK
  • Ohio: U.S. audits vote-upgrade funds LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Wrangling doesn't help election process LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Jury still out on voting machines LINK
  • Tennessee: Hamblen County - Judge orders recount in two Hamblen Co. Commission races LINK
  • Utah: Ghost in the Machine. Bruce Funk is out of a government job but still raising a ruckus over hackable voting machines. LINK
  • Wisconsin: Chetek - Recount reveals Richie still the primary victor 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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