Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


'Daily Voting News' For December 02, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For December 02, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Other than a report of problems in one Georgia county with their electronic voter database the news has been quiet. Results of this election should be known this evening and reports of counting problems, if there are any, will dribble out over the next couple days.

The recount in Minnesota is still ongoing. One county found 171 previously uncounted ballots. Reports are that the vote count is getting closer.

It appears that the battle over House District 105 and the Dallas Co. Texas recount has been joined as the county has hired a law firm to represent their interest against the Democratic party in court....

  • AZ: Information, Please
    The state Democratic Party joins its Pima County brethren in asking for election databases LINK
  • Georgia: Editorial - 'Instant runoff' voting deserves a closer look LINK
  • Georgia: Muscogee County - Duplicate voter database caused error LINK
  • Michigan: Mich. early voting measure clears first hurdle LINK
  • Minnesota: Franken May Ask Senate to Intervene in Minn. Recount LINK
  • Minnesota: Franken campaign still concerned about 'missing' ballots LINK
  • Minnesota: Franken hopes rejected ballots close the gap LINK
  • Minnesota: Franken Trails Coleman By 50 Votes, Campaign Attorney Says LINK
  • Minnesota: Minn. recount update: Ramsey County finds 171 ballots LINK
  • Minnesota: Breaking News: Secretary of State seeks explanation for 171 misplaced ballots LINK
  • Minnesota: Franken gains from uncounted Ramsey ballots LINK
  • Ohio: Vote count drags on Election Day
    Summit and Stark counties miss state deadline LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner: ‘Early Voting Is Here To Stay’ LINK
  • Oklahoma: Lawmaker confident bill requiring ID at polls will pass LINK
  • Oregon: Spot checks show Oregon vote tally accurate LINK
  • Texas: Democrats file voting rights lawsuit as recount begins in Texas House race LINK
  • Texas: Dallas County - Democrats still fighting in midst of Irving recount LINK
  • Texas: Dallas County hires lawyers to fight House 105 recount suit 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

    © Scoop Media

    Top Scoops Headlines


    Scoop HiveMind Project: Universal Basic Income - Are We Up For It?

    This is an opportunity for you as one of the 4 million potential funders and recipients of a Universal Basic Income to collectively consider the issue:
    1. Is UBI is a desirable policy for New Zealand; and
    2. How should a UBI system work in practice. More>>


    Lyndon Hood: National Announces Plan To Hit Youth With Big Mallets

    The National party has announced its youth justice policy, which includes a controversial plan for recidivist serious youth offenders to be hit over the head with a comically large rubber mallet. More>>


    Lyndon Hood: This ->

    It's been brought to my attention that Labour's new campaign slogan is "Let's do this". A collective call to action. A mission. I myself was halfway out of the couch before I realised I wasn't sure what it was I was supposed to do. More>>


    Scoop Hivemind Report: What New Zealanders Think About Affordable Housing

    Ordinary citizens have had very few venues where they can debate and discuss as to what they believe has led to the crisis in affordable housing and how we might begin to address this. The HiveMind on affordable housing was about redressing the balance. More>>


    New Hivemind Exploration: Opening The Election - Freshwater Quality

    This is an opportunity for you as one of the 4 million guardians of our common water resources to help us find mutually agreeable solutions to the critical task of collectively managing these resources for health and sustainability. More>>