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Daily Voting News For September 5, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 6, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Palm Beach Co had first responders joining with election officials and other volunteers out searching polling places looking for 2,500 lost ballots. Meanwhile the state has certified the state-wide primary election except the one judicial race that has been at the center of the incredible problems in the county. One question must be answered; if there are 2500 ballots missing and that one race is still in question then what about every other race on the Palm Beach ballots that is within 2,500 votes? They should all be in question and any candidate in any of those races who does not file a complaint is not giving their supporters their due.

In a surprise report we have learned that Holly Lowder, the Colorado State Elections Director has resigned. No reason has been given for that action and no one is talking but we are hearing the story will be told tomorrow.

Yesterday in this space I pointed out, incorrectly, that in the audit in Broward Co seven precincts disagreed by as much as 95 percent. What I should have said is “The results in seven precincts resembled original results by 95 percent or more”....

  • National: Editorial - A Bad Experiment in Voting LINK
  • National: How Will You and Your State Cast Ballots in November? LINK
  • National: Protecting Your Vote With Invisible Ink
    A new voting system uses the Internet, cryptography, and "magic" ink to ensure that everyone's vote is counted LINK
  • Arizona: State disapproves of Pima County ballot counting method LINK
  • Colorado: Colo. elections chief quits as critical vote nears LINK
  • Colorado: Elections chief Lowder resigns LINK
  • Colorado: Elections chief Lowder resigns LINK
  • Colorado: Colorado elections chief quits LINK
  • Florida: Fla. officials search for missing primary ballots LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Not even McCarty can get answers LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Missing Ballots Mess Gets Murkier LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Recount game show LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Ballot Debacle Continues, 2500 Ballots Still Missing LINK
  • Florida: Hunt for missing ballots widens in Palm Beach County LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County – Opinion - Will every vote count in Palm Beach County? LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Recount continues with a review of voter registration logs LINK
  • Florida: State vows 'something new' to ensure fair Nov. election in Palm Beach County LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Palm Beach Voting Snafu LINK
  • New York: Editorial - New voting machines need scrutiny LINK
  • Ohio: Nearly 600,000 Subject to Possible Caging in Ohio
    How many voter-registration mass mailers are "returned to sender" in the run-up to Election Day may determine how many Ohio residents are eligible to vote. LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio's election reforms praised
    Secretary of state insists on paper trail LINK
  • Tennessee: Obion County - New voting machines law riles OC Budget Committee 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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