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Daily Voting News For September 24, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 24, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

This morning a judge in Florida authorized Palm Beach Co. to do another recount. That is they are going to recount the recount of the recount of the original count. In this machine recount the county hopes to find 159 ballots in 54 precincts in which good ballots were mixed in with ones that contain over- and under-votes. Those 159 ballots will then be inspected to determine what the voters intended.

Also featured is an article by Bev Harris with regards to voter list databases. These databases are largely untested in real elections and will almost assuredly be a point of problems in November. Some states made their own central data bases while others spent millions of tax payers dollars for ES&S or Sequoia or Bermuda-based Accenture to build their data bases. Errors in these data bases serve only to disenfranchise voters....

  • Featured – FL: Another recount on the way for Palm Beach County LINK
  • Featured - National: Excruciating issues with voter list database LINK
  • National: Sequoia's Sinking Ship LINK
  • National: Campus Advantage and Student Association for Voter Empowerment (SAVE) Launch LINK
    New Website Dedicated to Recording and Reporting Student Voting Problems LINK
  • National: Protect your vote LINK
  • Colorado: Coffman: Election returns to be a day late LINK
  • Florida: Elections officials try to clear up ID requirement LINK
  • Florida: Ballot printing in Broward County halted until dispute settled LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Board to seek another recount LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Palm Beach County election officials seek third round of recounts in disputed judicial race LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County – Opinion - An Anderson problem? LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County – Opinion - Palm Beach should debate merits of an appointed elections chief LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Palm Beach Ballots Down for the Count LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County commission to take more time on idea of appointing elections supervisor LINK
  • Georgia: Editorial - Georgia must honor new voters, not impede them LINK
  • Georgia: Opinion - Integrity of elections ‘my highest priority’ LINK
  • Massachusetts: Winning candidate files for recount in 9th Plymouth District
    Ward 2 City Councilor Michael Brady won Democratic primary race for Brockton state representative seat LINK
  • Massachusetts: Boston - Dianne Wilkerson demands recount LINK
  • Massachusetts: Boston - Wilkerson seeks election recount in five wards
    Aide cites complaints of uncounted votes LINK
  • Maryland: Voter Excitement Tempered by Concerns of Fairness at Polls
    Officials Prepare for Record Turnout; Worry About Voting Persists LINK
  • Minnesota: Ritchie: Changes to Minnesota law should prevent voter-challenge shenanigans and conflicts LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota Cites Paper Ballots As Factor in Quick Election Recount LINK
  • Missouri: Students have absentee option for voting LINK
  • Ohio: Fight Heats Up in Ohio Over Voting Procedures LINK
  • Ohio: How the GOP Wired Ohio's 2004 Vote Count for Bush to Win LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Urged To Follow Voting Laws LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - County to buy 10 voting machines
    Will raise total number of machines here to 652 for busy presidential election. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Montco buys 75 more voting machines LINK
  • Rhode Island: Do primary day glitches foretell an Election Day mess? LINK
  • Texas: Panel addresses voters’ issues LINK
  • Texas: Panel of Election Officials to Discuss Voting System Integrity for November Elections LINK
  • West Virginia: W.Va. Counties Won't Get New Voting Machines 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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