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Daily Voting News For August 27, 2008

Daily Voting News For August 27, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Today Premier/Diebold has again had to accepted the blame for voting machine failures. This time the optical scan machines that had tallied absentee ballots in Sarasota County would not upload the totals to the main server and refused to post elections in Hillsborough County. Election officials in Sarasota ended-up having to count 10,000 ballots by hand. It is a good thing they had the paper ballots to count by hand or those votes would have been lost....

  • Featured - FL: Hillsborough County - State Will Recount Votes In Carey-Catlin Judicial Election LINK
  • Featured - FL: Hillsborough County - Hillsborough Election Equipment's Maker To Explain Problems LINK
  • Featured - FL: Sarasota County - Problems slow counting of 10,000 ballots LINK
  • National: Dispatch from Denver: Suppressing the Vote, Protecting the Vote LINK
  • National: Uncounted: The New Math Of American Elections (2008) LINK
  • National: Candidates Nationwide Called Upon to Challenge Suspicious Elections LINK
  • California: Napa activists focus on e-voting, 'Hacking Democracy' LINK
  • Colorado: Editorial – Voting system offers fewer excuses LINK
  • Connecticut: The Outsourced State LINK
  • Florida: Diebold Problems Affect Florida Primary Election LINK
  • Florida: A Smooth Florida Election? Not Quite
    As State Moves From Touch-Screen Voting Machines, Delays And Software Problems Still Surface LINK
  • Florida: Voter turnout worst in 10 years LINK
  • Florida: Brevard County - Touch-screen machine glitch crops up again, and slows vote count tonight LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Paper ballots make generally smooth debut in Broward County LINK
  • Florida: Broward and Palm Beach Counties - Minor glitches; minor confusion at polls LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough Supervisor of elections says they did good job LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Johnson on defensive after slow election LINK
  • Florida: New optical scan machines win approval from Martin County voters LINK
  • Florida: Miami-Dade and Broward Counties - Minor voting glitches in Broward; Dade's 2-page ballot criticized LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Supervisor's name on rulers might violate election laws LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County elections supervisor Arthur Anderson defeated LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Circuit Judge Wennet, challenger Abramson watch as provisional ballots are tallied LINK
  • Florida: Computer glitch delays vote count in Sarasota County LINK
  • Kansas: Other Voices: Paper backups a must for computerized voting LINK
  • Montana: 10K ask to vote absentee LINK
  • Ohio: Politics sully Ohio absentee ballot plans LINK
  • Ohio: Trumbull County - Trumbull officials adopt polling gear procedure LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Voters' rights groups seek paper-ballot backup LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - Travis commissioners urged to end e-voting
    Group says machines are too unreliable; county votes to buy more anyway. LINK
  • Utah: Price the Vote: Federal money for electronic voting runs out, but the meter on voting machines keeps on ticking 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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