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Daily Voting News For October 24, 2008

Daily Voting News For October 24, 2008 – Evening Edition


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

12 days until Election Day.

This morning there were two press releases from Pennsylvania. The links were broken so I have re-posted those articles to the top and added ‘tinyurls’.

Hispanic voters in Nevada are getting calls to tell them they can vote over the phone. The callers, Spanish speakers, claim they are from one party yet the information they are passing on is clearly false and meant to disenfranchise the unwary voter.

Sequoia Voting Systems appears to be in the middle of another huge problem in Washington DC. They printed and mailed the Districts absentee ballots. It seems that either ballots were misprinted and races were left off or the wrong ballots were sent to voters in the right wards. ...

  • PA: Press Release - Coalition of Voters and Civil Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit in Pennsylvania Seeking Emergency Paper Ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Department of State Debunks Myths Associated With Election, Voting LINK
  • National: ELECTION 2008: Recount Veteran Muses on Florida Legal Battles LINK
  • National: Errors, mischief could lead to long election night LINK
  • National: Opinion - Resources So All Can Vote LINK
  • National: Election Day Could Become 'Nightmare' LINK
  • National: How you can conduct a voter-verifiable election online, right now LINK
  • National: Big Setbacks for GOP Voter Suppression Efforts in Swing States LINK
  • National: How can we fight voter suppression? LINK
  • Arkansas: St. Francis County - Poll workers, voters discuss early-voting process in SFC LINK
  • Arizona: Out-of-state, Out of Luck? LINK
  • California: Orange County - Wells Fargo will use employees as poll workers in 'corporate sponsorship' deal with Orange County LINK
  • Colorado: El Paso County - No margin for errors
    More near-misses and mistakes highlight election-related pressures LINK
  • Delaware: Opinion - Rumor about election malfunctions sparks extra inspections LINK
  • Florida: Voting Rights Watch: Controversy intensifies over Florida voter ID requirements LINK
  • Florida: Polk and Sarasota Counties - Some voters are mailed incomplete ballots LINK
  • Georgia: Can’t ‘Video Your Vote’ in Ga. LINK
  • Maryland: Election officials brace for historic turn-out LINK
  • New Jersey: E-Vote: Clash Over New Jersey Voting Machine Reliability LINK
  • Nevada: Voting controversy surfaces
    Issue concerns those who registered with missing, incorrect information LINK
  • New York: Voter Groups Issue Election Report Card LINK
  • Pennsylvania:Federal Lawsuit Finally Filed Against PA to Demand Emergency Paper Ballots for Voters
    NAACP, Voting Rights Coalition Demand Paper Ballots If 'Majority' of Voting Machines Fail LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Turnout may be both blessing and curse
    Valley officials gird for record numbers -- and maybe gridlock -- at local polls. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: State fights two lawsuits over voting rights LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Cortes Responds to Voter Fraud Suit Allegations LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lawsuit: Paper ballots should be on hand in Pa. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Wayne County - County sells electronic voting machines LINK
  • Tennessee: ES&S Voting Machines in Tennessee Flip Votes LINK
  • Texas: Harris County - For more, a vote along party line is just the ticket
    Lengthy ballot here is cited as one impetus for straight voting LINK
  • West Virginia: Who's to blame for jumping votes on WV touchscreen machines? LINK
  • West Virginia: Voters allege e-voting machines switching votes LINK
  • West Virginia: Vote Flips 5 Times From Dem to Rep for Voter in Yet Another WV County
    Epidemic of ES&S iVotronic Touch-Screen Voting Machine Failures - Now in At Least Two States - Continues to Grow... LINK
  • Washington DC: Ballot snafu could affect D.C. absentee voters 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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