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Daily Voting News For October 2, 2008

Daily Voting News For October 2, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The latest testing results from Palm Beach Co Florida seem to clearly point to problems with the voting machines. It wasn’t the only problem the county had in the primary but it seems to have been a large part of it.

Tomorrow (Friday) there will be a hearing in Washington DC to discuss and take testimony about the failures in their primary election. How did one precinct have over a thousand more votes than they had voters? Again this seems to clearly be a machine issue.

The tie that binds Palm Beach Co and Washington DC together is that their voting machines were all supplied by Sequoia Voting Systems. ...

  • National: States ready e-voting systems as Election Day approaches
    Many states switch to paper ballots in continuing migration from touch-screen e-voting machines LINK
  • National: News Release - The Rights of Students to Register and to Vote LINK
  • National: Voting groups release guidelines for e-voting checks LINK
  • National: Getting out the voter suppression
    Heading Into November with New Worries About Anti-Vote Tactics LINK
  • National: Voting goes to court
    Registration lawsuits could shape election LINK
  • National: Voters beware: Identity thieves using voting system to steal voters' personal information LINK
  • National: Reports Show Widespread Confusion About The Voting Rights Of People With Criminal Records LINK
  • National: Victory rests on using infantry, lawyers LINK
  • National: Electronic Voting Puts Votes at Risk LINK
  • National: Making Every Ballot Count: U.Va. Professor Reviews History of Voting Machines LINK
  • National: Richard Hayes Phillips on VoteRescue Radio Friday, October 3, 6-8PM CST LINK
  • California: Nevada County - County has biggest percentage of mail-in voters in state LINK
  • Florida: Voters to Florida Secretary of State Browning: No Match - No Vote is Bad Enough, Don’t Make It Worse LINK
  • Florida: General election registration deadline Monday LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Partial recount yields same vote totals LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County's ballot-counting machines off by dozens in tests LINK
  • Florida: Lawyer says Palm Beach County voting machines need repair LINK
  • Georgia: Lincoln County - Electors urged to check voter registration status LINK
  • Illinois: Judge orders state to scrap ballot wording month before vote LINK
  • Illinois: Judge: Constitutional convention must be remedied before election LINK
  • Illinois: Judge Orders Stop On Absentee Ballot Mailing LINK
  • Indiana: Hamilton County - County leasing extra voting machines for Election Day LINK
  • Minnesota: Minneapolis OK for '09 instant-runoff , official says
    But implementing the system, which lets voters rank first and second choices, may require hand-counting and may delay results. LINK
  • Minnesota: Ritchie speaks on voting LINK
  • Montana: Missoula voters my receive letter to re-register LINK
  • Montana: State GOP challenges eligibility of voters LINK
  • Montana: State GOP challenges eligibility of 6,000 voters LINK
  • New Jersey: Judge Suppresses Report on Voting Machine Security LINK
  • Nevada: Miller warns of voter 'confusion' LINK
  • New York: Beware I.D. theft scam on false voter signup LINK
  • Ohio: Lawsuit over Ohio Republican absentee-ballot applications thrown out LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Election Day starts early LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga voters still can repair outdated addresses on registrations LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Monroe County - NAACP plans lawsuit against elections board over polling site LINK
  • Virginia: On voter registration, an uneasy consensus LINK
  • Virginia: Secretary of State issues voter fraud advisory LINK
  • Virginia: Voters To Use Optical Scanners
    Fairfax Machines Have Paper Trail LINK
  • Virginia: Prince William County - Local Voter Registration Jumps Ahead Of Deadline
    County Getting 500 Applications a Day LINK
  • Wisconsin: J.B. Van Hollen's own voter registration may violate standard he's suing to enforce LINK
  • West Virginia: Tennant, Minimah call for review of electronic voting booths LINK
  • Overseas Voters: Overseas Vote Foundation Predicts Unprecedented
    Overseas and Military Voter Participation - Presidential Campaigns Join Overseas and Military Voter Outreach Effort
    https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/2008-Media-Releases
  • **"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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