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Daily Voting News For August 17, 2008

Daily Voting News For August 17, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

There were two interesting admissions in yesterday’s New York Times article and today’s “Featured” article. Chris Nelson, Secretary of State of South Dakota, admitted that the voting machines used in his state for voters with disabilities do not always mark ballots accurately. Also election officials in Chicago admit their voting machines do not always accurately count the vote. Both jurisdictions admit inaccurate vote counting by their voting machines yet neither of them have done anything about it. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 mandates accurate voting systems be used in our elections. These, and other comments about the NYTimes article, are discussed in the second “Featured” article....

  • Featured - National: Officials Say Flaws at Polls Will Remain in November LINK
  • Featured - National: E-Voting Failures Unmet With Accountability from Officials LINK
  • National: Voting Machine Doubts Linger
    Concerns Over Vulnerability Of Electronic Machines Sending Many States Back To Paper Ballots LINK
  • National: Should voting systems have AV? LINK
  • National: "Voter fraud" = "we will suppress the vote" LINK
  • Florida: 'Arrow' ballots require caution LINK
  • Florida: Broward County high school students train to be poll workers LINK
  • New Jersey: NJ lawmakers push for mail-in balloting LINK
  • Nevada: Clark County - 'Isolated problem' at the polls should serve as lesson 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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