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Daily Voting News For November 17-18, 2006

Daily Voting News For November 17, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

There must be a stop to corporate involvement in the elections process. Reports like those coming from Delaware Co, Indiana where the vendor sells, maintains, programs, and tests the equipment and then does on tabulation, are all too prevalent. An attorney for the company has even gone so far as to suggest that county officials and candidates sign a document to release the company from any fault caused by their work. Simply unbelievable! / Next week the court will be brought further into the Sarasota Co., Florida issue. Expect to see challenges filed by the Dems. for their candidate, Jennings, and also VoterAction, CommonCause, ACLU Florida, EFF, and others for the voters. VoterAction needs help with the work they are doing in Florida right now. Please visit them at www.voteraction.org/donate.html and consider helping them to help our democracy....

  • National: ES&S -- the Midas Touch in reverse LINK
  • National: Candidates, voters still await results in some races LINK
  • National: Major Miscount of the Vote in 2006 Election: Reported Results Skewed 4 Percent Toward GOP; Election Defense Alliance Calls for Investigation LINK
  • National: Votes Still Being Counted in House Races LINK
  • National: Denver Councilwoman Rodriguez Recommended for EAC Position LINK
  • National: Council member up for U.S. job
    Rosemary Rodriguez has been suggested for a seat on the federal Elections Assistance Commission. LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - Commission Releases Fourth Version Of Results
    Files Found In Back Room Had Never Been Counted LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - More votes found in recount LINK
  • California: Riverside County – Opinion - What sense of urgency? LINK
  • California: Riverside County - 100,000 ballots uncounted
    ABSENTEE VOTES: Riverside County election staff is inundated as eight races still await resolution. LINK
  • Colorado: Montrose County - ELECTION 2006 Voting Snafus Lead to Investigation Of Montrose County Election LINK
  • Florida: Voting blunder puts Florida in spotlight again LINK
  • Florida: Did Florida Foul Another Ballot? LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Lawyers clash over D-13 recount, audit LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Democrat's attorney: Republican is delaying voting machine audit LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Florida beings `meaningless ritual' of vote recount LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Veracity of voting machines questioned amidst recount LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - 'Paper' vote recount: Is it just for show?
    In a warehouse in Sarasota, a group of people conducted a recount that one voting expert called `a meaningless ritual.' LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Partisan tone growing
    As vote tally appears to change little, parties consider their options LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Crowd likes the idea of a District 13 revote LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voting problem could go unsolved
    A Sarasota audit will check touch-screen functions, but it won't trace voters' steps. LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota voters vent about ballots LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voter complaints, confusion voiced LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Partisan tone growing
    As vote tally appears to change little, parties consider their options LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Official wants voting probe LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Final Delaware ballots to be counted today LINK
  • Indiana: Grant County - Harris still ahead in House District 31 race, but margin narrows LINK
  • Indiana: Grant County - Count, count again
    Missing votes change margins, not winners, but more recounts loom LINK
  • Indiana: Opinion - Lake County has a deadline to resolve election problems LINK
  • Louisiana: St Landry Parish - Interim sheriff claims widespread voting irregularities LINK
  • Michigan: Reprogramming of election machines costly LINK
  • Montana: Summary of E-Voting Problems in Montana LINK
  • North Carolina: Lenoir County - Voting irregularities found again in Lenoir LINK
  • Nebraska: Columnist: World-Herald Should Divest Of Voting Machine Interest LINK
  • New Jersey: Ocean County - Final results on voting-machine tests: All good LINK
  • New York: The threat to our election system is in the counting LINK
  • New York: Just a Touch Too Much: Growing Concern Over Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • New York: Tainted Touch: Concern Grows Over New Voting Machines LINK
  • New York: Caution urged on new voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Butler County - Greater voter turnout proves costly for Butler County LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Chester County - Election over, the next race is counting ballots LINK
  • Texas: Val Verde County - Laura Allen demands election tally recount LINK
  • Texas: Williamson County - Williamson County elections administrator resigns
    Amid questions about vote counts, Debra Stacy resigns one year after the former elections administrator for the county resigned. LINK
  • Utah: Salt Lake County vote audit shows no errors LINK
  • Vermont: Vermont Audits Voting Machine Accuracy LINK
  • West Virginia: Opinion - BETTY IRELAND: West Virginia's election a success LINK
  • West Virginia: Jefferson County - Planning panels wants answers over election problems LINK

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Daily Voting News For November 18, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

One episode highlights the success of vote-by-mail in Tillamook Co Oregon, where 13 inches of rain on Election Day sent many citizens scrambling to the safety of shelters under a declared state of emergency. Despite the fact that many roads were impassable and parts of the county were inaccessible -- conditions that would have crippled turnout in a state that relied on conventional polling places -- 70 percent of the voters cast ballots. Only voting by mail could have led to this outcome. / Sarasota Co., Florida elections director Kathy Dent has declared in her official election certification documents that there were no errors caused in the general election by voting machines. Clearly the courts will have to make that decision and VoterAction will be at the forefront of any court case brought for the voters of the county. They need help to help those voters. VotersUnite does not ask for donations for the work we do but VoterAction needs your support. Please consider visiting www.voteraction.org/donate.html and helping them a little. Our democracy needs it....

  • National: A Better Way to Vote LINK
  • National: Glitches hit other Sequoia systems LINK
  • National: Fixing The 2008 Election LINK
  • National: Senator Obama Introduces Legislation to Criminalize Election-Day Fraud LINK
  • California: Humboldt County - Still no timetable for finished vote count LINK
  • Connecticut: Audits in Connecticut LINK
  • Florida: Voting Blunder Puts Florida in Spotlight Again LINK
  • Florida: Broward and Miami-Dade Counties - Ballot design an issue in Broward and Dade, too LINK
  • Florida: Citrus County - Candidate pulls recount suit LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Buchanan wins District 13 recount; legal action looms LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - In the Eye of Florida's Latest Vote Storm
    Ballot Irregularities Cast Scrutiny Upon Sarasota County's Elections Supervisor LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voting mystery defies solid answer
    The recount in Sarasota's congressional race ends without satisfying the questions. LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Republican maintains lead; Democrat may go to court LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - GOP claims recount in Sarasota -- for now LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Dent will report no touchscreen errors on state paperwork LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Buchanan wins District 13 again - for now LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Volusia vote machine woes outpace other counties LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Voters skipped over race
    A losing council candidate is satisfied with the explanation for ballot blanks LINK
  • Indiana: Vigo County - Tom contests 2,000 vote loss LINK
  • North Carolina: This election year to be remembered for its problems LINK
  • North Carolina: Lenoir County - Election irregularities ‘unacceptable’ LINK
  • South Carolina: Close statewide elections bring calls for voting paper trail 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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