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Daily Voting News For June 14 and 15, 2008

Daily Voting News For June 14 and 15, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Happy Fathers Day to all of the Fathers reading this.

Following last year’s mayoral primary in Bridgeport Connecticut, one Democratic candidate was sure there were problems with the vote totals. He went to court and appealed the loss but the Superior Court found against him. He was still sure so he asked that the case be heard by the state Supreme Court. He was rebuffed. Today the Connecticut Post revealed the results of their investigation. 105 more votes were tallied than voters went to the polls. The state claims it is not unusual for there to be a few more votes than voters in any given polling place because POLL WORKERS MAKE MISTAKES. The have agreed that 105 votes is a bit much so the state is now investigating....

  • NAtional: Just How Bad Can Software Screw Up An Election? LINK
  • National: Voting commission plagued by problems, limited funds LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Pima scales back election changes LINK
  • Colorado: Electronic voting figure takes new job
    Gardner snared in lawsuit over qualifications LINK
  • Connecticut: Broken System: Bridgeport Primary Does Not Add Up LINK
  • Connecticut: Probe: Voting numbers don't add up LINK
  • Connecticut: Newspaper: more votes cast than voters in Bridgeport primary LINK
  • Florida: Ballot Audits Don't Get A Vote Of Confidence LINK
  • Florida: Sen. Bill Nelson looks to end Electoral College LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - ELECTION NON-REFORMS: New, useless paper trail LINK
  • Louisiana: Democrats’ Vote Drive in Louisiana Stirs Concern LINK
  • New Jersey: Editorial - The voting machine verdict LINK
  • Nevada: Clark County - Audit report won’t tell you much
    Election Department data redacted to ensure privacy LINK
  • New York: So Now Can We Talk About Hand Counts? LINK
  • Ohio: Capital News: More volleys over Brunner's Project Everest LINK
  • Ohio: Sit down and have a chat with Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Batteries backup to backup
    Officials will buy 100 extra to ensure voting machines work Nov. 4 LINK
  • South Carolina: Horry County - Horry may buy laptops for quicker poll check-in 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.**


    John Gideon
    Co-Executive Director

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

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