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Daily Voting News For December 21, 2006

Daily Voting News For December 21, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The power of the headline is amazing. What may be a fair and balanced article can be changed to be partisan and biased with the turn of the word in the headline. This is especially apparent when it is an Associated Press article that has been run across the country under the banner, "Congress asked to intervene in Fla. Race". That is until the biased North County Times, based in northern San Diego and Riverside Counties, gets the story. They deftly change the recommended headline to reflect their bias to, "State-declared loser in race to replace Rep. Katherine Harris asks Congress to investigate" and the same story reads differently. / A hand recount of over 264,000 ballots took 10 days in Vermont and overturned the original results in the race for state auditor. They had paper ballots to recount and not vapor-ware from the machines. / A state Representative in Pennsylvania is planning on asking Congress to allow the state to get rid of their electronic voting machines so they can return to lever-machines. He says, rightly, that electronic voting machines have been too problematic....

  • National: Paper jams hamper electronic voting LINK
  • Alabama: Marshall County - County gets its money LINK
  • Alabama: Marshall County - Marshall to seek interest on repayment
    County reimbursed for its electronic voting machines LINK
  • California: Nevada County group studies voting options LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - Question for Florida
    Are 18,000 votes missing in Sarasota? LINK
  • Florida: Two Florida Candidates File Election Contests in the U.S. House LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Jennings Officially Contests Race in Florida’s 13th District LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Florida candidate disputes election results LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Congress Asked To Probe Fla. House Race LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Jennings' fight ropes in House
    Early edition: If Florida fails her, she wants Congress to intervene. LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Congress asked to intervene in Fla. race LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Jennings seeks House's help LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Disputed Sarasota race is appealed to Congress LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota voters likely confused, expert says LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Professor: Ballot confused voters LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Judge to decide if voting code is trade secret LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Computer code at heart of congressional election dispute LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Final phase begins in state audit of election LINK
  • Kansas: Sedgwick County - Landwehr still winner after recount LINK
  • New Jersey: Morris County - Calvanelli to take seat still disputed LINK
  • Pennsylvania: State Official Wants To Eliminate Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - Voting machine headaches in Northampton County
    Registrar foresees manual tabulation during 2007 primary as electronic machine complaints continue. LINK
  • Vermont: Judge rules on recount: Salmon unseats Brock 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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