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Daily Voting News For September 11, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 11, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In early reporting of the Washington DC primary one Sequoia memory cartridge reported what appeared to be thousands of write-in votes that officials say did not exist. Of course, these inaccurate results created chaos at the elections headquarters.

Just after an election officials use ‘turnout’ as a yard-stick of success. If turnout is low they tend to make negative comments about the voters as do other officials. If turnout is not high the voters are blamed for just not caring enough. However, in the months leading-up to a national election some election officials do all they can to keep voters from going to the polls. In today’s DVN there are articles on voter suppression from Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan...

  • National: 2008 Season of Voting Meltdowns Begins LINK
  • National: A farewell to chads
    Ballots and voting machines are getting better, but still have a fair way to go LINK
  • National: A Campaign For US Electronic Election Integrity LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Former candidate unhappy with election delays LINK
  • Florida: State implements tougher voter ID rule LINK
  • Florida: Collier County - County conducts post-certification audit LINK
  • Hawaii: A matter of trust
    Questions and answers about Hawai`i's e-voting system LINK
  • Kansas: Johnson County - Welcome to "Speed Voting" LINK
  • Michigan: Lose your house, lose your vote LINK
  • Mississippi: Editorial - Mississippi’s Ballot Trick LINK
  • New York: Few votes for new machines at polls
    Devices that ease access for those with disabilities saw little use Tuesday LINK
  • New York: Rensselaer County - Low demand for new voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Hamilton County - Ballot snafu endangers votes LINK
  • Rhode Island: Technical glitch in Cumberland primary results LINK
  • Washington DC: D.C. Election Glitch Blamed On Equipment
    No Change in Outcome Despite Phantom Votes LINK
  • Washington DC: D.C. Election 'Glitch' Blamed on Sequoia Voting Machine Failure LINK
  • Wisconsin: Van Hollen sues state accountability board over registration checks LINK
  • Wisconsin: Wis. Attorney General Wants Some Voter Names Cross Referenced During Election LINK
  • Wisconsin: Accountability Board Replies To Attorney General’s Lawsuit LINK
  • Wisconsin: Wisconsin AG sues election officials LINK
  • Wisconsin: The Rundown: Lawsuit filed on voter checks LINK
  • Wisconsin: Group asks for Van Hollen to step aside in case 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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