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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

The election nightmare may be over in Palm Beach Co Florida. After seven recounts, machine and hand, the election for a county circuit court seat has been certified. The losing candidate, of course, is considering legal actions. Still not explained is how ballots were lost then found and how the machines just couldn’t seem to get an accurate count. Sequoia should have some explaining to do beyond just “No, no, no, it wasn’t us”.

Think no one is using punch-cards anymore? You’re wrong. Eight counties in Idaho are still using them and they like them.

Over 25 years ago one well-known political hack said this about voting, “I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." Democracy is only effective when everyone participates. Please don’t be left out on election day. Make sure you are registered to vote now and ensure all of your information is correct and up-to-date and then exercise your right to that vote on election day. Many states have a registration deadline the first week of next month. Find out where to go to get information from your state here: ...

  • National: Advancement Project Report Shows Provisional Ballots May Disenfranchise Voters LINK
  • National: Confusing Voter Registration Laws Could Affect Presidential Election
    Register at parents' home? At school? Students get conflicting advice LINK
  • National: This may be the election of the century LINK
  • National: FOX Friends: 2000-like recounts in multiple states? LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Our views: Don’t block the vote
    Florida should stop hasty rollout of law putting the integrity of elections at risk LINK
  • Florida: State addresses rumors about voter ID LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Court: Candidate shouldn't have been dropped in Broward judge race LINK
  • Florida: Recount gives Abramson Palm Beach County Circuit Court seat LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County commissioners postpone plan to appoint supervisor of elections LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Voter groups to hover over county Nov. 4 LINK
  • Georgia: Richmond County - Officials examine voter ID numbers LINK
  • Idaho: Some Idaho Counties Won't Abandon Punch Cards LINK
  • Maryland: Voting machine switch difficult
    Hopes to change to optical-scan muddied by lack of availability LINK
  • Michigan: Voting rights, voter removal program LINK
  • Ohio: Diebold Keeps on Truckin' in Ohio for McCain LINK
  • Ohio: Secretary Brunner Protects the Voting Rights Of Ohioans Facing Foreclosure LINK
  • Ohio: If Ohio polling looks like Chicago, 'thank' Brunner LINK
  • Ohio: GOP criticizes advisory of Ohio elections chief LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Low-Tech Voting System Comes With $5M Price Tag LINK
  • Ohio: Lorain County – Elections Board blankets county with absentee ballot applications LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Pa. counties expect more voters, order machines LINK
  • Virginia: Officials Say Young People Coming Out In Droves Registering To Vote LINK
  • Wisconsin: WI Attorney General Battles State Over Voter Registration Checks LINK
  • Wisconsin: ELECTION 2008: Wisconsin Judge Rules AG Can Sue State's Election Board LINK
  • Wisconsin: Forum to discuss state's readiness for Nov. election LINK
  • West Virginia: State 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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