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Daily Voting News For December 17, 2006

Daily Voting News For December 17, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Many in the Election Integrity community have been telling anyone who would listen that the new voting technology is expensive. Utah didn't listen but now they are learning. The cost of this year's election on Diebold DREs is twice what it was in previous elections using punch-cards. AND the taxpayer gets to continue paying millions of dollars to Diebold for the privilege of using their machines. The costs are so high that many Utah jurisdictions will revert to hand-counted paper ballots in local elections....

  • California: Dan Walters: Limiting choices in voting LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Comic echo of 2000 election -- it's not funny LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 – Opinion - E-glitch
    Sarasota mess creates a test case LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Partisan battle boils over Fla. House seat
    A dispute over a GOP victory may test Pelosi's pledge to keep peace. LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 – Opinion - The case for Jennings
    Stakes demand completion of audit, fair hearing of her challenge LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Report: Ballot Design Caused Jennings to Lose LINK
  • Kentucky: Straight-ticket voting may end LINK
  • Maryland: Opinion - Early voting issue hardly worth reviving LINK
  • New Jersey: Morris Township - Grayzel challenges 1-vote loss; suit claims several votes should have been counted that weren't LINK
  • New York: Opinion - Voted down
    Election machines fail to win state certification LINK
  • Ohio: Analysis shows record use of absentee ballots in '06 election LINK
  • Utah: E-vote tab adds up to big trouble
    Contract with Diebold may put ballot expenses out of reach for some cities, counties in Utah LINK
  • Virginia: Groups seek law to verify voting
    Va. lawmakers will push for paper audit trails for machines 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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