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Daily Voting News For September 21, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 21, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

This from our “Featured” article: “Three weeks after the election and several recounts the canvassing board advises that they can’t come to a final answer today. The board is done with the manual count but there are some issues with the computers still.

“The results of the first recount were thrown out because of missing ballots which were eventually found.The second machine recount began Friday and Saturday after an equipment delay. The machine count left William Abramson ahead of incumbent Judge Richard Wennet by 115 votes. There were still more than 1,200 ballots that were not read by the machine that have to be counted by hand.

“The interim chair of the canvassing board says there is a discrepancy in the number of ballots.

“The canvassing board is expected to meet Monday afternoon at 3pm.” ...

  • Featured: FL: Palm Beach County - Judicial race manual recount over, but there are still problems LINK
  • National: Electoral apocalypse? E-voting woes remain as election nears LINK
  • National: Quick Study: Voting Machines
    Do voting machines work as well as they should? LINK
  • National: Protecting Your Vote With Invisible Ink LINK
  • National: Scammers prey on voter excitement LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Our Opinion: Integrity in elections here, nationwide LINK
  • Florida: Collier County - Guest Commentary: Canvassing votes: mail-in ballots were clear winner LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County to weigh switch to appointing elections supervisor LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Recount halted after ballot counts don't add up LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Results of judge's race on hold another day LINK
  • Hawaii: Only 35% of Isle voters turn out — a historic low
    New ballot confuses some but still preferred over new machines LINK
  • Michigan: Opinion - State will be ready for heavy voter turnout LINK
  • Ohio: Explosive Events Happening In King-Lincoln V. Blackwell Case LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Despite myths, most ex-cons still eligible to vote LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - County may add voting machines LINK
  • Vermont: My Turn: Free Press editorial a disservice to city voters LINK
  • Washington: Kitsap County - Ballots Flying Out to Far-Flung Military Posts LINK
  • Wisconsin: Q. & A.: Elections suit issues are not so clear-cut LINK
  • Wisconsin: Absentee voting expected to increase in Wisconsin 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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