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Daily Voting News For November 13, 2006

Daily Voting News For November 13, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Will the main stream media (MSM) continue to report on voting issues as they did in the long lead-up to the election? My guess is that they won't. Oh, there will be some follow-up on local issues but the networks and the cable news channels will surely forget that there is an issue with regards to voting machines. I expect to see even Lou Dobbs stowing the "Democracy at Risk" graphic away. It now goes back to the thousands of citizens who work in obscurity to try to convince our election officials that electronic voting machines should not have any place in our elections. This years national election proved that fact though the national media immediately ignored the melt-down and blessed the election as having "wide-spread failures". As expected the MSM was joined by the Election Assistance Commission, electionline.org, the vendors, and many election officials. / Sarasota County and other Florida CD-13 counties have begun two days of recounts and number crunching without really recounting the voters wishes....

  • National: Editorial - The System Worked
    But improvements in voting are still needed. LINK
  • National: Reliability a Tossup in E-voting Exit Poll LINK
  • National: ‘Vote Flipping’ Is Real, but Its Cause Is the Subject of Debate
    Some blame machines; others say it’s voter error LINK
  • National: Critics Split on Whether to Abandon DREs LINK
  • National: Editorial - Time to admit electronic voting machines can’t be trusted LINK
  • National: Diebold Voting Systems Used Successfully in Many Parts of the Nation LINK
  • National: Allen, Santorum, Talent Criticized for Conceding LINK
  • National: Survey seeks servicemembers’ input on overseas voting LINK
  • National: “Who’s Counting Anyway?” - Colorado, America and Voter Fraud LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County Election Results Still in Question Monday LINK
  • Arkansas: Crawford County - Electronic voting off to rocky start LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Elections chief promises he'll be reachable LINK
  • California: San Diego County – Opinion - Why we vote LINK
  • Colorado: Denver Election Commission gets police to help count ballots LINK
  • Colorado: Problems with Electronic Pollbooks Lead to Long Lines In Denver LINK
  • Colorado: Douglas County - Douglas County To Investigate Voting Problems LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Ballot bugs
    Independent analysis needed LINK
  • Florida: That news of his loss was greatly exaggerated LINK
  • Florida: Charlotte County - Horton: Charlotte voters weren't confused LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota, Manatee set for recount
    Outcome of District 13 Congressional race could be known Wednesday LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County carries biggest recount load LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Close Race Gets Recount Today LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Recount in Buchanan-Jennings have begun in Sarasota LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Recount starts in South Florida House race LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Recount is halted briefly over a group's requests for more public scrutiny LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Recount, audit begin for Florida House seat LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Jennings' lawyer says lawsuit will seek to protect Sarasota voting machines LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - That news of his loss was greatly exaggerated LINK
  • Kentucky: Lawmakers want Voting Machines Improved LINK
  • Kentucky: Vote machines' reviews mixed LINK
  • Missouri: St. Louis County - Diehl stands ground despite criticism of election board LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Properly fund Ohio elections LINK
  • Ohio: Athens County - Why did so much go wrong on Election Day in Athens County? LINK
  • Ohio: Hamilton County - Next time, voting may be easier LINK
  • Oregon: Opinion - High-tech options still can't beat vote by mail
    U.S. needs to follow Oregon's lead for election efficiency LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Editorial - Bit by bit
    High-Tech Voting LINK
  • Pennsylvania: New voting machines had small flaws; one is their 'straight-ticket' function LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County – Westmoreland Polling Snafus: Backups needed LINK
  • Rhode Island: House District 72 challenger files request for hand recount of votes LINK
  • South Carolina: Kershaw County - County election marred by precinct controversey LINK
  • Texas: Lawmakers Filing Bills for Next Legislative Session LINK
  • West Virginia: Fayette County - Fayette glitches lead to all-night vote count 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
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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