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Daily Voting News For December 5, 2007

Daily Voting News For December 5, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

HAVA mandated that all punch-card voting systems be replaced? Not at all. In fact a close reading of the law will prove that there are protections for punch-card and hand counted paper ballots. 12 counties in Idaho are still using their punch-card voting system. Seldom do you see Idaho as a source for any articles on this page and never have you seen an article on this page about a problem with voting in Idaho.

Many of you know our friend Bernie Ellis of “Gathering To Save Our Democracy”. His is a story much too long for this space but I wanted to pass on some good news about Bernie to all of his friends. Yesterday Bernie learned that his probation had been cut in half and that he is now a totally free man. One of his first actions today is to re-register to vote....

  • NAtional: California's testing cracks ES&S evoting system wide open LINK
  • National: Vote-Count Woes Linger LINK
  • National: VIDEOS: Will The 2008 Vote Be Fair? NOW Explores Many Of The Ways Republicans And The DoJ Are Working To Disenfranchise Democratic Leaning Voters LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Trial begins over Pima County election security LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County Election Integrity Trial: County's Opening Statement LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Trial opens in county election-records suit LINK
  • California: San Francisco - S.F. gets 7-day delay on vote tally to hand-count absentee ballots LINK
  • California: San Francisco - SF Board Of Supervisors Considers New Voting Machines LINK
  • Connecticut: Audit finds voting method worked well LINK
  • Florida: Columnist - Use touchscreen technology and print a receipt LINK
  • Georgia: Some cities still count votes by hand Paper-ballot election may be last for Winder LINK
  • Idaho: Keeping the punch In three local counties still using punch card ballots, no major problems reported LINK
  • Indiana: Voter ID law gears up for battle at Supreme Court LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Secretary of state's office might investigate Muncie election LINK
  • Indiana: Shelby County - Recount ends in tie LINK
  • Maryland: Washington County - Election Day blues were few in Washington County State task force hears about voting problems LINK
  • New Jersey: State report questions N.J. electronic voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio's definition of "random" LINK
  • Ohio: Allen County - Election down to the wire LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County leery of touch screens LINK
  • Vermont: Newsletter - Report: Vermont's Voting Machines "Defective or Unacceptable" 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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