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Daily Voting News For September 6, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 6, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In this space yesterday I mentioned that the Colorado state Election Director, Holly Lowder, had resigned and no reason had been given at that time. It seems that an investigation shows that she shared an address and phone number with a vendor of software services to her office and to 30 counties in the state. Of course everyone is telling the media that she just retired but the fact that this retirement happens just two months before a national election raises many eyebrows.

In previous DVNs we talked about Indian River Co and the idiocy of doing an experiment in the middle of a real election. If you will recall the experiment led to an error which caused some ballots to be double-recorded. The Supervisor of Elections had reported 5,189 votes had been counted twice but yesterday she claims that she “misspoke” and that the total is actually over 10,000 votes.

And finally Palm Beach Co has essentially admitted to a total disaster in election administration. The state has certified the primary election except for the one judicial race in question in Palm Beach Co. Every candidate in every race probably has good reason to question the results in their particular race. The state will probably now step in and oversee the election in November. There is no longer any confidence in that office. ...

  • AL: Selma - Leashore will get manual recount LINK
  • Arizona: 2 Dist. 26 hopefuls in limbo as vote counts drag on LINK
  • Colorado: Colorado elections director resigns amid inquiry LINK
  • Colorado: 'In Bed With Voting Vendors': Details Revealed on the Abrubt Resignation of CO's Election Director LINK
  • Colorado: Vote counting to go smoothly for Garfield County LINK
  • Colorado: Pitkin County - Sec. of State readies PitCo for Election Day LINK
  • Florida: Clem says twice as many votes were miscounted in Indian River County than initially reported LINK
  • Florida: Nassau County - Mandated election recounts don't change outcome LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Ballot Problems Persist; Close Race Still Unresolved LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County election mess passed on to the courts LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County – Editorial – Save the Nov. 4 Election LINK
  • Florida: Election Chaos Strikes Palm Beach Again LINK
  • Michigan: Leelanau County - Recount doesn't change outcome LINK
  • Michigan: Plymouth Township - Canvassers uphold decision in Plymouth Township recount LINK
  • Ohio: Secretary Brunner Clarifies Challenge Laws to Protect Voters LINK
  • Ohio: Montgomery County - 375,000 absentee ballots mailed
    Elections officials hope that early voting will help cut down on Election Day hassles. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - Election officials expect record voter registrations LINK
  • Texas: Critics worry voter ID proposal would disenfranchise citizens 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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    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

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