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Daily Voting News For May 22, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 22, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The minor problems experienced by voters in Arkansas that I reported here two days ago seem to have been a lot worse than was reported by the media on Tuesday; at least in White Co. Not one voting machine functioned properly at any of 32 polling places in the county. In one race there was a 3,954-vote disparity. That problem was cleared-up only after the losing candidate found the disparity and called it to the attention of officials. Also, the internal clocks were never set for Daily Light Savings time so the machines would not open on time and would not close on time. Also on the list of errors was candidate’s names left off of the ballot....

  • NAtional: Ongoing Radio Shows (including internet streaming) LINK
  • Arkansas: Greene County - Officials explain early vote delay LINK
  • Arkansas: White County - Winner rejoices, then deflated LINK
  • Arkansas: White County - Voting problems LINK
  • Arkansas: White County – Editorial – We Deserve Better LINK
  • Arkansas: White County - Outcome Changed in Multiple Arkansas Elections After Wide-spread ES&S Touch-screen Voting Machine Failures LINK
  • Florida: Florida ballot changes concern trouble-shy election officials LINK
  • Kentucky: Bullitt County - Council results finally released
    Machine glitch, extra care cited LINK
  • North Carolina: Yadkin County - Oops — school board member picks up 500 votes LINK
  • Oklahoma: Democrats kill voter ID legislation LINK
  • Texas: Hill County - Upgrades To Voting System Discussed 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-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

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