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Daily Voting News For May 24, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 24, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Faulkner Co, Arkansas media is reporting that there was a tabulating error on machines in at least one precinct. In the East Cadron B precinct the iVotronic moved votes for Cadron Township Constable candidate John Edwards to Linda Tyler who was a candidate for House District 45. This seems to be “vote flipping plus”.

Two US Senators have now joined together to sponsor bipartisan legislation that will ensure the continued use of DREs. In this case they require the voter has a means of verification but that verification can be paper, video, audio, or even electronic. Does that mean that the review screen on the present DREs is good enough? It may be.

I will be publishing DVN tomorrow and then we will be going on a week hiatus while the editor, publisher, writer, and chief cook and bottle washer takes his annual trip to chase the wily Alaska Salmon. Unfortunately the lodge now has wireless so I may be able to keep up with some of the most important news as it happens....

  • NAtional: Disarming Our Demons
    The self-fulfilling prophecy of election-stealing. LINK
  • National: Senators: No need for paper e-voting trails, 'electronic' ones are OK LINK
  • Arkansas: Murray requests recount in race for circuit judge LINK
  • Arkansas: Faulkner County - Recount reverses results in District 45 race LINK
  • Arkansas: Faulkner County - Another Election Outcome Changed in Arkansas After Another ES&S Voting Machine Failure... LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Victory for the Voters in Pima County, AZ! Judge Allows All Diebold Voting Databases Released to Citizens! LINK
  • Florida: Supervisors expecting smooth election process LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Legislature makes Cuyahoga County a pawn in fight with Brunner - editorial LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Voting by mail doesn't do a lick of good as far as unifying Americans LINK
  • Ohio: Columbiana County - Vote board to review ballot printing options LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga elections officials survey possible voting machines
    Three firms compete to supply Cuyahoga LINK
  • Utah: Bill would require trail, audit rules for voting machines 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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