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Daily Voting News For November 4, 2008

Daily Voting News For November 4, 2008
Morning Edition

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

This is it. The day we have been waiting for.

Problems began first thing this morning with machine failures in New Jersey. There were also reports of memory cards failing on AVS Winvote machines in Fairfax Co Virginia. The wet weather in some states has caused problems with paper ballots that have swollen enough to not work in optical scan machines. The ballots are being put in ballot boxes until they dry enough to be run. Voting machines in 8 Philadelphia precincts have failed and emergency paper ballots are being passed out.

Voting machines supplied for voters with disabilities have been removed from use by order of a court. The counties Hart Intercivic eSlates failed to register straight-party votes properly. ...

  • National: Election Night (Popcorn Included) LINK
  • National: E-Voting machines fail Michigan tests and others can be mis-calibrated LINK
  • National: E-Voting's Biggest Test In Several Key States, Electronic Voting Machines Have Already Flipped Votes From One Candidate to Another LINK
  • National: Nov. 4, 2008: What could possibly go wrong? LINK
  • National: Voting machine problems reported on East Coast, in Midwest LINK
  • National: Problems with e-voting reported early in battleground states Issues arose in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia LINK
  • National: Problems with e-voting reported early in battleground states LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - County challenged over vote-counting for disabled Center: Pima can't count votes by disabled last LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - ‘Paper dust’ could create Election Day hassle Election workers inspect ballots to guard against inaccurate results LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Ballot Crease-Vote Counting Controversy Grows LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Board rejects crease request LINK
  • Kentucky: Kenton County - Kenton halts handicapped accessible voting LINK
  • Kentucky: Kenton County - Kenton County Problem with Electronic Voting Machine LINK
  • Louisiana: Voting Rights Watch: Louisiana Democrats question massive voter purge LINK
  • New Jersey: Voting-machine malfunctions crop up at some polling places LINK
  • New Jersey: Burlington County - Willingboro voting glitch fixed LINK
  • Nevada: Obama/DNC Incident Report Database Reveals Startling, Wide-Spread Voting Machine Problems Across Nevada During Early Voting LINK
  • New York: New voting machine already has two votes LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Election Day Watch Report: Further election problems in Ohio LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Voting machine complaints trickle in LINK
  • Ohio: Knox County - Obama, McCain missing from some ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia - Some machine problems reported in Philly LINK
  • Virginia: Election monitors call for extension of VA voting hours LINK
  • Virginia: Fairfax County - VA/Fairfax County Machine Problems 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

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    March 22, 2008

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