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Daily Voting News For October 23, 2008

Daily Voting News For October 23, 2008 – Morning Edition

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

12 days until Election Day.

There is just too much news to fit into one email today so there will be one edition this morning (Pac time) and one at the normal time. We will be doing that through the election as the amount of news grows.

So far today a federal lawsuit has been filed in Pennsylvania seeking an earlier use of emergency paper ballots than is presently the dictate of the Secretary of State. The SoS has dictated that emergency ballots can only be used when all of the machines at a poll site are shut-down for some reason. The lawsuit hopes to loosen up that dictate to when 50% of the machines are shut-down for some reason.

While the West Virginia SoS has dictated that all of the states ES&S iVotronic touch-screen machines must be recalibrated we are still getting reports of vote switching. ...

  • National: Editorial - Sorry, I Can’t Find Your Name LINK
  • National: Election officials try to ease long voting lines LINK
  • National: Errors, mischief could lead to long election night LINK
  • National: Mickey Mouse Operation
    Making sense of the confusing, contentious "problem" of voter fraud. LINK
  • National: Chocolate News on the proper care of our voting machines LINK
  • National: Here's an outstanding article on massive voter purges going on LINK
  • National: POLITICS-US: E-Voting Worries Focus on Swing States LINK
  • National: Enough Voting Machine Problems, Let's Return to Traditional Ballot Box LINK
  • National: Stop, Drop, and Poll - What to Do if You Have Problems Voting LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Count the Votes
    What's a voter to do in Pima County--wear a foil hat and pray Attorney General Terry Goddard puts an end to the RTA election distrust? LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Voting Registrations Break Records, Early Voting Continues LINK
  • Colorado: Arapahoe County - Perlmutter waits for response after requesting monitors LINK
  • Florida: No Confidence Vote LINK
  • Florida: Internet Voting in Florida Raises Security Concerns: Geek the Vote LINK
  • Florida: More Florida Counties Give Unverified Voters Leeway LINK
  • Florida: Lawyer: Voter matching can be done at polls LINK
  • Florida: Students at FAMU, FSU and TCC playing larger role in presidential politics LINK
  • Florida: Early voting wait times in Miami-Dade, Broward posted online LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Vote tabulating machines pass test as absentee ballot count awaits LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Central Florida Foreclosures Could Lead To Challenges At The Polls LINK
  • Georgia: Fulton County - Glitch Keeps Fulton Voters Waiting For Hours
    Computers Lose Connection To State's Database LINK
  • Illinois: Cook County - The Machine Vote
    Despite millions of dollars spent on new electronic election equipment in Illinois, many still wonder, "Will my vote count?" LINK
  • Kansas: Sedgwick County - First day of advance voting sees big crowd LINK
  • Maryland: Poll location vital for vote to count LINK
  • Minnesota: Election Day hash LINK
  • New Jersey: NJ Elections Board Says This Election Is Too Important To Allow Outside Observers LINK
  • New Mexico: ACLU Calls for Criminal Investigation of Bernalillo County Clerk's Office, GOP LINK
  • Nevada: Nevada Secretary of State Rebuffs Latest GOP Effort To Suppress Vote LINK
  • New York: Thousands dropped from local voter rolls LINK
  • New York: Monroe County - Homeless Face Challenges in Voting LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner disallows mismatch challenges
    Directive to counties' elections officials comes after victories in court LINK
  • Ohio: Ashland County - Ashland professor challenges voting rights / Filing claims juvenile inmates at Mohican facility shouldn't be allowed to vote in Ashland County LINK
  • Ohio: Ross County - Official to board of elections: Focus on local voters
    Secretary of state visits office in Ross County LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Press Release - Coalition of Voters and Civil Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit in Pennsylvania Seeking Emergency Paper Ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lawsuit: Paper ballots should be on hand in Pa. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lawsuit: Paper ballots should be on hand in Pa. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Department of State Debunks Myths Associated With Election, Voting LINK
  • South Carolina: Beaufort County - County election officials assert that votes have been correctly tabulated LINK
  • South Carolina: Beaufort County - Election officials: Voting machine, paper ballot problems resolved LINK
  • Texas: Travis County fights misleading voting advice LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - Ignore straight-ticket voting rumors, clerk says
    Voting straight party and also for individual candidate, will cancel vote on electronic ballot, DeBeauvoir says. LINK
  • Texas: Lubbock County - Disabled Lubbock Citizens Have More Voting Options Than Ever LINK
  • Wisconsin: Voter fraud, suppression battle to intensify as election approaches LINK
  • West Virginia: Subject: Take Action to Stop Vote Flipping in West Virginia LINK
  • West Virginia: W.Va. official stands by touch-screen voting LINK
  • West Virginia: Ireland says WV voting machines O.K. LINK
  • West Virginia: West Virginia reassures voters about e-voting machines LINK
  • West Virginia: Berkeley County - More voting problems reported
    Martinsburg man says machine switched Democratic vote to Republican 5 times LINK
  • West Virginia: Wyoming County - Voting errors
    Perhaps Wyoming County’s antiquated’ ballots aren’t so bad 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

    © Scoop Media

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