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Daily Voting News For March 15, 2008

Daily Voting News For March 15, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

It appears that not many officials in New Jersey believe Sequoia’s explanation of the problem 6 counties found following the state’s primary on Super Tuesday. Sequoia has attempted to blame the poll workers for a problem where, on some machines, the internal paper memory does not match the internal memory, and neither match the facts from the poll books. The issue is with how many votes were cast for each party and not vote totals for candidates. Election officials have questioned Sequoia’s theory. Now a large association of state constitutional officers has voted unanimously to demand an investigation. Machines will be shipped to Ed Felten at Princeton University for possible inspection. Our gratitude is given to those state officials in New Jersey who have questioned the excuse that it is the poll workers or the voters who are at fault. The vendors almost never accept responsibility. One vendor may now have their excuse proven to be wrong.

VotersUnite encourages all voters to check their registration and ensure they are still on the voting rolls and that all of their information is current. It should only take a few minutes and may save your ability to vote in November....

  • NAtional: The Problems with All-Mail Elections LINK
  • California: Statewide Ballot Initiative Aims to Make Voting Safe LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Supervisors discuss spending $5 million on voting machines LINK
  • Colorado: SPEAKOUT: Colorado's county clerks know best LINK
  • Colorado: Larimer County needs storage for election materials LINK
  • Florida: Touch screens still get some folks' vote as end of an era draws near LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - No new primary LINK
  • Florida: Fla. Mail-In Vote Could Be Announced In Days LINK
  • Florida: Democrats in Florida Are Near Plan for New Vote LINK
  • Florida: Fla. House Members Oppose Mail-In Vote LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Technology upgrade made for PBC's smooth election results LINK
  • Iowa: Counties face high costs under voting-machines bill LINK
  • Iowa: Senate votes to require paper ballots LINK
  • Mississippi: Machine glitches blamed for most voting problems LINK
  • Mississippi: Heavily GOP DeSoto Co. struggled to provide Democratic ballots LINK
  • New Jersey: Election-machine problems spur call for study Independent analysis requested after lack of explanation from Sequoia LINK
  • New York: Accessible Voting and New York LINK
  • Ohio: Cleveland City Council primary offers chance to test optical-scan voting system LINK
  • Oklahoma: Few voter fraud attempts come at the polling place LINK
  • Oklahoma: Voter ID laws are disenfranchisement schemes LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Blair County Expecting Heavy Voter Turnout LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Showdown in the state County readies for record voting LINK
  • Texas: Hidalgo County - Two more voter fraud cases dismissed LINK
  • Virginia: Visually impaired report trouble with voting machines that speak Who is 'Barry Ocamaca'? 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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