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Daily Voting News For October 20, 2008

Daily Voting For News October 20, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

16 days until Election Day.

Yesterday we reported vote flipping on ES&S iVotronic DREs in Jackson Co West Virginia. Today we have a report from Putnam Co that votes are flipping on their iVotronic machines. In every case, in both articles, the voters are voting for a Democratic candidate and their votes were being moved to the Republican candidate by the machines.

Already turn-out is proving to be heavier than many jurisdictions have prepared for. Long lines have been reported in Nevada and New Mexico, and elsewhere, with voters having to wait for as much as two hours to vote. Luckily anyone who gave up has the time in the next two weeks to go vote early. I’m just afraid that Nov. 4 is going to find long lines at the polls and precincts ill prepared to handle the number of voters who want to exercise their right to vote....

  • Featured - WV: Putnam County - More W.Va. voters say machines are switching votes In six cases, Democratic votes flipped to GOP LINK
  • Featured – National: Tide of voters could swamp US electoral system LINK
  • National: Specter of voter fraud arises in election LINK
  • National: Black and white beans to voting machines: voting technologies in America LINK
  • National: Voters could swamp US electoral system LINK
  • National: Voting issues play out in court Fraud suspicion has risen sharply since 2000 race LINK
  • California: Breaking: Head Of CA GOP Voter Registration Outfit Arrested For Registration Fraud LINK
  • California: GOP voter registration fraud case leads to arrest Mark Jacoby, who was arrested in Ontario and owns a firm hired by the California Republican Party, violated state registration laws, authorities say. LINK
  • Colorado: Voter turnout may top record County clerks expect 90 percent or higher, thanks to mail-in option LINK
  • Connecticut: Misstatements In Stamford Advocate LINK
  • Florida: As Election Day nears, eyes will be on state — no one wants replay of 2000 LINK
  • Florida: Backers of early voting brace for long lines from logistical snags LINK
  • Florida: Florida voters can ease Election Day chaos LINK
  • Florida: Russ Lemmon: Election machines sit idly by in Indian River? What a brilliant idea! LINK
  • Florida: Incumbent McFall, challenger Pynchon face off for Volusia County elections supervisor LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Column: New registrations not as many as some predicted LINK
  • Indiana: Tippecanoe County - Early vote opens at Purdue Monday LINK
  • New Jersey: Elections officials swamped by registrations LINK
  • New Mexico: Day seven: New Mexico, Land of Lost Votes Wary of the schemes and SNAFUs of past elections, voters in Santa Fe throng to take part in early voting. LINK
  • New Mexico: Anxious voters find long lines, grief Heavy turnout, some confusion at Santa Fe polling site for early balloting LINK
  • Nevada: Record number vote early in Carson City LINK
  • Ohio: Glitches fill Ohio voter rolls Eligibility questions could bring confusion, spur conflicts LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Monroe County - Heavy turnout means more lines for Monroe voters LINK
  • Texas: Brazoria County - Heavy early voting turnout expected 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 VotersUnite.Org www.votersunite.org

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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