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Daily Voting News For June 12, 2008

Daily Voting News For June 12, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Yesterday I spoke about what may be election fraud in the handling of absentee ballots in Bullock Co Alabama. Today the District Attorney in Randolph Co requested an investigation of absentee ballot handling in his county. An investigation is already being carried out in Potter Co. Absentee ballot mishandling appears to be the preferred means of election fraud in Alabama. Clearly this is something that bears our attention going into November.

It is no surprise at all that ES&S investigated problems on their machines used in Faulkner Co Arkansas and declared the whole problem was “human error”. However, there was an error in tabulating the votes. That error was not caused by the voter so that error is a violation of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 Section 301(a)(5).

The Secretary of State of Ohio has released a report on the 2008 Primary from last March. The media reports say the primary had some “bumps but went well overall”. In fact, the report ignores problems that even the Secretary described at the time as a “huge problem”. One has to wonder why election officials seem to think they can misrepresent the facts and not be called on it....

  • NAtional: Voters and the Question of their “Confidence in the System” LINK
  • National: Columnist - Rabbit Hole of Voter Fraud LINK
  • Alabama: Randolph County - DA requests investigation of county absentee voting LINK
  • Arkansas: Faulkner County - Audit reveals human error caused election debacle LINK
  • Colorado: Youthful service
    Colorado student judge program a boon for democracy LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - We might wish for punch cards when ballot lines are drawn to vote LINK
  • Florida: Optical-scan voting nears South Florida debut
    New optical-scan voting machines will be the third ballot system used in South Florida since 2000. LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Mock election will test all machines LINK
  • Georgia: Elections Board Fires Back In Tussle Over Voter ID Law LINK
  • Indiana: MicroVote punished for '06 elections
    18-month ban on system sales LINK
  • North Carolina: Instant runoff voting is a practical and democratic solution to election pitfalls LINK
  • New Jersey: ACLU, press groups seek to open voting case
    Judge asked to reconsider ruling barring disclosure of machine test results LINK
  • Ohio: Capital News: More volleys over Brunner's Project Everest LINK
  • Ohio: Report: March primary had bumps but went well overall LINK
  • Ohio: Secretary of State Releases First Comprehensive Post-Election Report LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County, citing costs of election equipment, considers service cuts, layoffs
    Service reductions, layoffs possible LINK
  • Ohio: Trumbull County - Elections board finds way to cut costs LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Crawford County replaces voting machine batteries 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

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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