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Daily Voting News For November 29, 2007

Daily Voting News For November 29, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Knox Co Ohio reports that they have successfully certified the votes from Nov. 6. However, in doing that certification they found that votes from three precincts (418 votes) were counted twice. The problem, as reported by the media, was that an ES&S contract employee forgot to clear one report before running another. ES&S contract employee? Why was the county not counting those ballots and doing the reports? It’s bad enough that we have given over our elections to vendor’s proprietary software but to actually invite the vendors in to do our work; i.e. counting the votes and doing the reporting; is inexcusable. And what does the county want to do about this problem? They are turning to the County Prosecutor for a decision on what action they should take with regards to ES&S in the future. My advice, for what it’s worth, do the job you were hired for and count the people’s votes. If you can’t do that job then quit and put someone into the position who can do the job....

  • NAtional: Fixing "Broken Windows" - the Wrong Ones - in Voter ID LINK
  • National: Efforts increase to enfranchise U.S. citizens abroad LINK
  • National: Voting system dropped from EAC certification program LINK
  • National: Pew's electionline.org Examines First Five Years of the Help America Vote Act LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Voting Counts Democrats' accusations of security breaches by the Pima County Elections Division go to trial next week LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Voting GEMS A lawsuit regarding election procedures has raised tensions at Pima County headquarters LINK
  • Connecticut: Mayoral challenge faces uphill battle LINK
  • Florida: CD-13 - Jennings withdraws her lawsuit in D-13 election controversy LINK
  • Florida: Bradenton - Evers won 3 of 5 wards in losing election Mayor Wayne Poston received 24 more votes overall as city begins mandatory recount today LINK
  • Florida: Bradenton - Election and runoff cost taxpayers $5 per vote LINK
  • Iowa: Just How Do Those Wacky Iowa Caucuses Work? LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Recount ordered in close Muncie mayor's race LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Judge denies venue change for recount Judge Robert Barnet Jr. on Wednesday denied a request by Republicans to transfer the recount to a court outside Delaware County. LINK
  • Michigan: Troops may miss vote Earlier primary makes getting ballots overseas and back a challenge LINK
  • New York: Opinion - HAVA lawsuit: Sad ending to important process LINK
  • New York: Clinton County Plans For New Voting Machines LINK
  • New York: Professors Call for Optical Scan Systems to Replace Lever Voting Machines Beware of Computerized Touch Screen Voting Machines say Computer and Social Science Faculty LINK
  • Ohio: Columbiana County - Surace captures wellsville mayor’s race by four votes following recount (The county paid $1350 for an ES&S ‘technician’ to feed ballots into the op-scan machine) LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County – Editorial: Under whichever voting system, Election Night mustn't be election nightmare LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio e-voting review makes a mockery of "recounts" LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County voting saga continues LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Former election official charged with ethics crimes LINK
  • Ohio: Knox County - Election board verifies results LINK
  • Pennsylvania: The End of Line for AVS in Pennsylvania? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Move may mean end for voting machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - County zaps electronic balloting Commission decertifies machines for '08 election. Northampton County has five months to replace them. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - Voting company's woes are county's challenge Electronic machines fail to get federal OK; primary is in limbo. LINK
  • Utah: Salt Lake - Salt Lake Officials Urging Voters to NOT Come to Polls in Wake of Disastrous Move to Touch-Screen Voting Fear 'Train Wreck' in Upcoming Presidential Primary Election as Cost of Move to Electronic Voting Translates to 40% Fewer Voting Booths... LINK
  • Wisconsin: State voter registration software a ‘disaster’ LINK
  • Wisconsin: Audit: Voter system still can't track ineligibles LINK
  • Wisconsin: Audit finds voting issues State driver, death, felony records won't be accessible by February's primary 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 Co-Director and Information Manager VotersUnite.Org http://www.votersunite.org

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