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Daily Voting News For October 30, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 30, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Voters in Ohio, as well as all other states, will have the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline manned and ready to provide assistance. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that involves the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination, and Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with more than 700 lawyers in the United States and Europe, have joined forces with other law firms and voting rights groups as part of Election Protection - a program to protect the right of every eligible Ohio voter to cast a meaningful ballot and have that vote counted in the upcoming November 7 election. / Now Sequoia and Smartmatic say that they voluntarily submitted themselves to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) investigation. Quite frankly what does it matter whether an unreliable voting system is put out by a company owned, in part, by Chavez or another group of Venezuelans? The system is still just as unreliable. / Sequoia also has a problem with a new law suit in Nevada where a citizen activist is suing for the loss of her vote in 2004. / ...

  • National: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Proskauer Rose Partner to Assist Ohio Voters LINK
  • National: Teamsters Sponsor Voter Hotline on Election Day to Combat Voting Malfeasance LINK
  • National: Smartmatic and Sequoia Voting Systems Announce Voluntary CFIUS Filing LINK
  • National: Voting machines firms confirm fed probe LINK
  • National: Smartmatic Announces It Is Undergoing CFIUS Review LINK
  • National: Venezuelan defends ownership of U.S. voting machine firm LINK
  • National: Rep. Maloney - Smartmatic Announces It Is Undergoing CFIUS Review LINK
  • National: Opinion - Remember to Vote, Hope It Counts LINK
  • National: Voting should be effortless, not chaotic LINK
  • National: Avi Rubin - Voting: Low-Tech Is the Answer LINK
  • National: John Fund - Absent Without Leave LINK
  • National: Election Day blunders could escalate LINK
  • National: Election Officials and Election Activists LINK
  • National: A way to restore confidence LINK
  • National: Diebold 3Q earnings show nearly 12 percent improvement LINK
  • National: A vote of no confidence LINK
  • National: Electile Dysfunction? It's Time We Face Up To Our Two-Pronged Democracy ED Problem LINK
  • National: Rage against the machine LINK
  • National: Former Secretaries of State, Election Experts Available to Comment on What New Voting Laws Mean for Eligible Voters Across the Country LINK
  • National: New Technology, Human Error Puts Elections Under Microscope LINK
  • Alabama: Secretary of State's office owes counties for election machines LINK
  • Arkansas: Carroll County - Free at last: voting machines get new innards, lease on life LINK
  • California: San Diego County Registrar Sends Pre-Programmed, Election-Ready, Hackable Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Machines Home With Pollworkers on 'Sleepovers' More Than Three Weeks Prior to Election! LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Group Anticipates Long Lines On Election Day
    Former Election Commissioner Concerned About Long Lines LINK
  • Florida: Midterm Elections-Early voting in Florida shows machine problems, votes for Democrats registering Republican instead! LINK
  • Florida: Showdown at the Early Voting Place LINK
  • Florida: Miami - MIAMI HERALD: Touch-Screen Votes Hopping from Democrats to Republicans in South Florida! LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County - Elections chief not worried about possible ties to Venezuela LINK
  • Georgia: Opinion - Wave of the future won't prevent voter manipulation LINK
  • Georgia: McIntosh County - McIntosh voting officials see early ballots as a test LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Chicago welcomes voting machine probe LINK
  • Kansas: Electronic voting machines may add to election inaccuracies LINK
  • Massachusetts: State lags on voting machines for disabled LINK
  • Maryland: Opinion - Voting machinery LINK
  • Nebraska: Cherry County - In Cherry County, no more election-day thumb twiddling LINK
  • New Hampshire: Nashua - Voting booth offering options LINK
  • Nevada: Washoe County - Reno citizen activist sues provider of electronic voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Voter-ID law back in effect LINK
  • Ohio: Court revives voter-ID measure
    Attorney for plaintiffs might take their case to U.S. Supreme Court LINK
  • Ohio: OHIO MELTDOWN '06: New Last-Minute Reversal in Buckeye State's Voter ID Laws Plunges State of Elections Into Chaos! LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Voter ID Law Reinstated - For Now LINK
  • NEtherlands - Dutch government scraps plans to use voting computers in 35 cities including Amsterdam 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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