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Daily Voting News For March 6, 2008

Daily Voting News For March 6, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

A request from the election integrity community to New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram was sent on March 4. We have asked her to allow an independent investigation of the recent problems with the state’s Sequoia Advantage voting machines. Clearly Sequoia’s response to the problem, it is the poll workers who are at fault, is false and colored by Sequoia’s greed as they stand to pocket over $20M in vvpat printer sales in the state. These are the same machines used by two counties in Pennsylvania. So far the EAC has ignored this problem just as they have ignored all other problems with NASED qualified voting systems even though members of the EAC in management positions were directly involved in the NASED process. Press Release ...

  • NAtional: United Technologies Won't Let Bid For Diebold Die LINK
  • Colorado: Bill advances; County may halve early-voting sites LINK
  • Colorado: Committee backs paper balloting Despite approval of electronic ballots, paper still on top LINK
  • Colorado: Voting bill advances Paper-ballot plan clears committee despite opposition LINK
  • Colorado: Paper ballot election bill advances LINK
  • Colorado: San Miguel County - County’s Electronic Vote Counters Recertified by State LINK
  • Florida: Better audits are sought for voting State elections officials are wary of a hasty overhaul as they switch to optical scanners. LINK
  • Kansas: Sedgwick County - Are there enough polling places? LINK
  • Massachusetts: Aging voting machines present a challenge LINK
  • Mississippi: Hosemannn says Recent Voter Purge Violated Federal Law LINK
  • New Mexico: Can New Mexico Run a Successful Election? LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio’s Primary and Election Reform – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly LINK
  • Ohio: Turnout, Technology and Nature Marred Balloting in Ohio LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner: Election system healthy Despite isolated quirks, secretary of state says Ohio is moving beyond problems of the past. LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Paper balloting worked, but so did touch-screens, so forget wasteful switch LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner, GOP at odds on election technology's success LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Ohio must get its voting act together LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County voters complain ballot secrecy was compromised LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Paper Gets Nod in Cleveland, Maybe Elsewhere LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Obama campaign's ballot complaint has Board of Elections officials upset LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Brunner applauds Cuyahoga's handling of election LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Tax Money Paid For Surplus Of Paper Ballots LINK
  • Ohio: Lake County - Most Lake voters use electronic equipment LINK
  • Ohio: Lucas County - Timely election results not in the cards for Lucas County LINK
  • New Jersey: Citizens’ Groups and Computer Experts Join NJ Election Administrator’s and Congressman’s Call To Investigate Troubled Voting Machines Citing Vendor’s Pending Sales Contracts as a Conflict of Interest, Groups Call for an Independent Investigation LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Advice to county: Practice before primary LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County - Pa. county switches from touch-screen to optical scan e-voting machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Voter interest surges in Pennsylvania suburbs LINK
  • Texas: Texas Two Step Turns Into Political Misstep LINK
  • Texas: Unexpected turnout seen as big factor in Texas Democratic caucus complaints LINK
  • Texas: Angelina County - Long night: Late-night vote-tally snafus 'probably set some records' LINK
  • Texas: Nacogdoches County - Best laid plans work for elections office LINK
  • Texas: Tarrant County - 'Clearly surprised by the turnout' 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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