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Daily Voting News For September 20, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 20, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The unbelievable is still happening in Palm Beach Co Florida. The county counted, re-counted by machine all previously machine counted ballots and recounted by hand all under and over voted ballots. The recounts showed that thousands of ballots were suddenly missing from the original count totals. A search was carried on by elections officials, police and fire personnel. That search found all of the missing ballots plus more. Now, under orders from the courts, a new recount is underway. The machine recount has added votes for both candidates from the original count, 227 ballots more than election officials reported were cast during the primary and 29 more ballots than officials said they had in their possession after the search and ballot count. Supervisor of Elections Arthur Anderson didn’t show up for the search or the re-recount that is still going on today and will probably not finish until tomorrow. He called in sick. Probably the right move and maybe he should just resign and let someone else fix the problems....

  • National: Opinion - Deron Snyder: Would-be voters could be victims of election fraud LINK
  • Florida: A Redo Of Flori-Duh LINK
  • Florida: ‘Caging’ letter: Are Republicans trying to disqualify Collier, Lee Democrats? LINK
  • Florida: Florida Could Again Muddle Race for White House
    New Voting Laws, Untested Machines Might Be Factors LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Recount in judge race heads into second day
    Election staff moves carefully after miscounts LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Abramson leads by 115 votes in second recount LINK
  • Georgia: Hall County - Election workers say they're ready for the crowds
    Recent report predicts record numbers and potential problems at the polls LINK
  • Missouri: Boone County - Noren: Voting machines no problem here LINK
  • Mississippi: Opinion - Ballot flap: Partisans aside, let's move on LINK
  • Ohio: Explosive Events Happening in King-Lincoln v. Blackwell Case LINK
  • Ohio: Battle brewing in Ohio over voting-record discrepancies LINK
  • Ohio: Can Obama Win and Lose Ohio at the Same Time?
    Experts' Affidavits Filed on Ohio 2004 Lawsuit Say Republican Cyber Operatives Could Heist 2008 Election in Replay of 2004 Surprise LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Opinion - Voting 'reform' LINK
  • Texas: Travis County prepares e-voting ballots for November LINK
  • Virginia: Troutville voters will find a blank ballot
    All of the candidates for mayor and town council missed the deadline to get their names on the ballot. LINK
  • Wisconsin: Voters’ rights are in danger 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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