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Daily Voting News For July 19 and 20, 2008

Daily Voting News For July 19 and 20, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Voters in the state of Hawaii filed a lawsuit on July 14, 2008, asking the Court to order the Hawaii Chief Elections Officer to stop using telephone lines or the internet for transmitting ballot counts and election results for final tabulation until such time as administrative rules can be legally promulgated in accordance with Hawaii Administrative Law, Chapter 91, HRS, and all other laws can also be legally followed. Also note in today’s featured article that at the end election day all memory cards are taken to the Maui County central location and given directly to an employee of Hart Intercivic. This employee, not election officials, then downloads the information from the cards to a laptop and then sends those votes over the internet to Honolulu. ...

  • Featured Article - HI: Hawaii Activists Sue to Protect the Vote LINK
  • National: Opinion - Weekend voting
    Changing Election Day faces many obstacles LINK
  • National: Debunking Pre-Election Testing Myths LINK
  • California: Santa Clara County - County voter drive blocked LINK
  • Connecticut: State vows to sue VA over voter campaign LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Understandable Drop In Voter Sign-ups LINK
  • Florida: State law does not allow for precise recount LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Feds probe possible racial bias in Lake Park voting LINK
  • North Carolina: Instant Runoff Means Touch Screen Tricks in North Carolina LINK
  • New York: Warning: This Product Is Hazardous To Your Freedom LINK
  • New York: New York faces voting challenge
    Commissioners concerned about new machines LINK
  • New York: New voting machines face a confidence gap
    Some counties cite bugs, storage needs LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Election will make history LINK
  • Oregon: Opinion - Allow VA voter drives
    Nonpartisan groups barred from helping veterans LINK
  • Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter database kinks persist
    State board delays setting rules on provisional ballots 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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