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Daily Voting News For February 05, 2008 (Evening)

Daily Voting News For February 05, 2008, Evening Edition

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

I know that any voter who was affected by a machine malfunction or had to wait in a long line will disagree but we seem to have dodged a bullet so far in this primary. Voting machine malfunctions were wide-spread as were electronic poll book failures. This evening and tomorrow will bring us many more reports of problems as counties get polls closed and begin to tabulate the votes. Please note that our information comes from media reports and not anecdotal reports from voters.

Also in the news this evening is a report from Cuyahoga Co Ohio where a judge has denied an injunction filed by the ACLU in which the group hoped to stop the county from changing to centrally-counted paper ballots....

  • National: A guide to Super Tuesday's riskiest voting machines LINK
  • National: Early Votes Go Smoothly in Most States LINK
  • National: Myth that Touch-Screen Voting Machines Mean Faster Election Results Debunked LINK
  • National: Super Tuesday: Groups say states face e-voting risks The Verified Voting Foundation and Common Cause say that voting machines can pose problems when left unattended or if they don't have paper backups LINK
  • National: Super Tuesday. And Wednesday, and Thursday - by Tova Andrea Wang LINK
  • California: Expect record turnout, long wait for results LINK
  • California: Record turnout expected Large number of mailed ballots may delay final tally until Wednesday LINK
  • California: Tuesday Prize Fight Could Go into Wed. LINK
  • California: High number of mail-in ballots raises concern of late vote tally LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Los Angeles = Voting Problems Everywhere? LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Polling place says equipment not delivered LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Numerous Voter Irregularities Reported Across Los Angeles LINK
  • California: San Diego County - No blips as county goes to ballots LINK
  • California: Santa Clara County - Higher than expected turnout causes some ballot shortages LINK
  • Georgia: Ga. voters face long lines, some glitches in Super Tuesday vote LINK
  • Georgia: Voter Turnout Turns Into Long Lines LINK
  • Georgia: Ga. voters see long lines, potential for record turnout LINK
  • Georgia: Down the stretch: Voters see long lines, some bottlenecks LINK
  • Georgia: Voters Face Long Lines in Georgia as Photo ID Laws and Diebold's Crashing E-Pollbook System Slow Process Wait Times Up to 90 Minutes or More in Metro Atlanta, While New E-Registration Computers Cause Delays LINK
  • Iowa: Iowa: Secretary of state seeks money for voting upgrades Governor disagrees that state should continue to pay for counties to update machines LINK
  • Massachusetts: Voter: Paper beats computers LINK
  • New Jersey: Confusion reported in New Jersey presidential primary polls LINK
  • New Jersey: Mercer County Elections Superintendent says turnout is huge LINK
  • New Jersey: Warren County - Some N.J. Polling Places Switch to Paper Ballots LINK
  • New York: Blind Justice Court Orders DREs Can Be Sold in NY LINK
  • New York: NYPIRG: Voting Problems No Worse Than Usual LINK
  • New York: Voting Glitches on Super Tuesday LINK
  • New York: Obama campaign dispatches lawyers to troublesome Brooklyn polling places LINK
  • New York: Dutchess County - Voting machine problems repaired in Fishkill, Tivoli LINK
  • Ohio: Large number of Ohioans want paper ballots LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga's Plan to Vote on Paper Goes Before Federal Court Judge LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Judge backs state officials in voting dispute LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Judge Rules Cuyahoga County to Use Paper Ballots LINK
  • Tennessee: Locally Produced Documentary Explores Voter Fraud LINK
  • Tennessee: Some Problems In Knoxville, Nashville, Sullivan County LINK
  • Utah: Super Tuesday brings big turnout in Davis County 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. **


John Gideon
Executive Director

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