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Daily Voting News For Sept 30 & Oct. 1, 2006

Daily Voting News For September 30, 2006


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

Diebold responds to criticism from Avi Rubin. Diebold's Radke claims the e-poll book problems were just a minor 'glitch' though reports are that it took three software patches to correct this minor 'glitch'. / Louisiana is conducting an election today with local and state elections and issues / Voters in Caddo Parrish, Louisiana had problems with some races on some machines today. The media hid that fact under a headline discussing voters finding their polling places. ...

  • National: House Committee Hearing Testimony LINK
  • National: Verified Voting Offers Tools for Making Democracy Transparent LINK
  • National: Interview: Professor Steven F. Freeman, Co-Author of Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? LINK
  • National: Misinformation and Missed Opportunities LINK
  • National: USA TODAY: 'Don't trust vunerable Diebold voting machines' LINK
  • California: Yolo County - Choice voting forum is less than illuminating LINK
  • Colorado: La Plata County - County set to safeguard '06 election. Anti-tampering measures will secure voting machines LINK
  • Colorado: Moffat County - Security tightened by state mandates LINK
  • Georgia: McKinney wants alternative to electronic voting machines LINK
  • Georgia: Hall County - Hall elections director pictured in Rolling Stone article LINK
  • Louisiana: Electronic voting spreads. 31 parishes get new machines; no more levers LINK
  • Louisiana: Feds to watch voting. St. Landry monitoring spurred by allegations LINK
  • Louisiana: Caddo Parish - Biggest problem for voters is knowing their precincts LINK
  • Maryland: E-voting Critic Recounts Maryland Primary Woes LINK
  • Maryland: Diebold: Criticism Off-base LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Bucks County - Woman casts vote in song to officials. Critics of Bucks' new voting machines still question county. LINK

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Daily Voting News For October 1, 2006


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


I hope that everyone had a chance to read the San Jose Mercury News article from Thursday. Our overseas military voters will now have an option of emailing their ballots to the Pentagon. Those emails will then be sent to a contractor, who makes partisan contributions, and the emails will then be copied and fax'd to those states that do not allow email but will allow faxes or forwarded on to those states who do allow email. The military voters are not told that their personal information and voting choices may be released and they are required to waive their right to a secret ballot. The article is posted again, below / Ever hear of voting problems in Oklahoma? In over three years of doing DVN I don't think I have ever included an article from OK. Today I did and it's a good one. / ...

  • National: U.S. soldiers' overseas votes ripe for fraud LINK
  • National: 'Pollworkers for Democracy' is Looking for a Few (Thousand) Good Citizens LINK
  • National: PAPER: 'U.S. Soldiers' Overseas Votes Ripe for Fraud' LINK
  • National: Commentary - Who's Counting: Hacking Diebold Voting Machines LINK
  • National: Editorial - Secure a precious right LINK
  • National: Republican House Passes '21st Century Poll Tax' LINK
  • National: Opinion – This Cannot Be (VoterID) LINK
  • National: Opinion - Victor Landa: Voters trustworthy; is Congress? LINK
  • California: Kern County - County to again employ embattled Diebold machines for coming vote LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - County needs election help. Big employers, nonprofits are being asked to recruit poll judges LINK
  • Connecticut: Opinion - A New Way to Vote LINK
  • Florida: News groups challenge ban on exit polls LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Bilingual voting aid mandated. Help for Spanish-speakers may push Broward's election costs over $3.7 million LINK
  • Georgia: McKinney wants voting alternative LINK
  • Hawaii: Editorial - Get elections running smoothly by November LINK
  • Iowa: UI prof is 'Yoda' of voting machines LINK
  • Indiana: Editorial - A vote for technology. Work out the bugs and make voting faster, simpler LINK
  • Indiana: Can we count on MicroVote’s ballot system? Party leaders and company rep weigh in LINK
  • Louisiana: Morehouse Parrish - Voting problems crop up in Morehouse LINK
  • Massachusetts: 'Fusion' election poses a question LINK
  • Maryland: Opinion - Governor's latest comments could undermine election LINK
  • Maryland: Allegany County – Opinion - Training allows Allegany County to avoid election problems LINK
  • Oklahoma: Opinion - Simple works best LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Chester County - Voting machines cause concerns LINK
  • Wisconsin: Officials work out voting kinks 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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