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Daily Voting News For November 5: Evening Edition

Daily Voting News For November 5: Evening Edition

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

As we suspected tabulation of ballots has revealed problems with voting systems from all of the vendors. Hillsborough Co Florida is rethinking their contract with Premier/Diebold for $6M after having big problems counting votes. Manatee Co Florida also had a problem with Premier. Palm Beach Co had bad memory cartridges from Sequoia. Counties in Pennsylvania and South Carolina had problems with their ES&S system. We also have a run-off for senator from Georgia and a recount for senator from Minnesota. This election will last for another month at least....

  • National: Malfunctioning Machines, Ballot Glitches, Election-Law Litigation -- and a Busy Day for Lawyers LINK
  • National: Voting Rights Watch: Relatively few e-voting problems, but GOP still readies for possible action LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County: 10 precincts and number of early, provisional ballots still uncounted LINK
  • California: Santa Cruz County - Vandals hit Santa Cruz County polling places, campaign offices LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County – Count Resumes With Hillsborough Elections Chief Race In Limbo
    [Johnson said Premier, which he hired for $6 million this year, was dishonest with him and at fault for much of Tuesday's problems with voting machines.] LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough results tied up by software glitch LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough vote count likely to continue until Thursday LINK
  • Florida: Count Resumes With Hillsborough Elections Chief Race In Limbo
    [Diebold/Premier admits the system was bogged down and stalled due to overload] LINK
  • Florida: Manatee County - Manatee solves vote-counting problem [Premier/Diebold] LINK
  • Florida: Manatee County - Small glitch causes big problems in Manatee LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County vote results still incomplete
    [Bad Sequoia memory cartridges] LINK
  • Georgia: The OTHER Election Night Story in Georgia: No Early Votes Included in Reported Results LINK
  • Georgia: Chambliss and Martin prepare for another four weeks LINK
  • Georgia: Gwinnett County - Gwinnett Officials Still Counting Ballots Day After Election LINK
  • Kentucky: Kenton Co. Judge Rules For Vote Recount LINK
  • Kentucky: Madison County - Local turnout heavy as computer glitch delays count LINK
  • Minnesota: Ritchie: Senate recount will involve hundreds, cost $90K LINK
  • Minnesota: E-Voting Machines Used in Franken, Coleman Race Failed Tests LINK
  • North Carolina: Onslow County - Padgett wants recount LINK
  • New Hampshire: Long night of ballot snafus marks voting in Kennebunk LINK
  • Ohio: Montgomery County election results delayed until late this evening LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County Recounts Ballots After Discrepancy
    [ES&S M-100 precinct based op-scan] LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northumberland County - PA County's Voting Machines Impounded Following Complaints LINK
  • South Carolina: Charleston County suffers voting problems on Election Day
    [ES&S problem. The county had to hand input the results from 17,000 ballots] 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

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

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