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'Daily Voting News' For December 25 and 26, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For December 25 and 26, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today we have more from Maryland where the state’s Attorney General has filed a claim against Premier/Diebold to force the vendor to pay for the problems the state’s voting machines have encountered. If every state would do the same thing the vendors might actually realize it is their responsibility to put out a product that they test and warrant against defect. Maybe it is time for the EAC to actually do their job and ensure federal laws with regards to voting systems are met. ...

  • National: "Murder, Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story" LINK
  • Connecticut: CT: More Errors In Reported Results? LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County – Columnist - Buddy's blunders too many to count LINK
  • Georgia: Fulton County - Fulton’s FedEx bill for absentee ballots: $327,025
    County faced backlog of applications before election; some individual deliveries cost $355 LINK
  • Georgia: Fulton County - Fulton’s ballot rush costly
    $327,025 bill to mail absentee ballots came after backlog led to push for fast delivery; county checking if they were counted. LINK
  • Maryland: State Files Claim Against Texas Firm
    Company Should Repay Money Spent to Fix Machines, Md. Says LINK
  • Maryland: Md. files claim to recover voting machine expenses LINK
  • Maryland: Watchdogs Want Warranty for New Md. Voting Equipment LINK
  • Maryland: Anne Arundel voters may need ID before voting LINK
  • Minnesota: Coleman suffers setback in court
    State Supreme Court decision keeps disputed ballots in the vote count for now, but Coleman's lawyers are vowing to press on. LINK
  • Minnesota: Senate recount: Franken leads but margin narrows
    The Senate recount shows no sign of being settled soon. LINK
  • Minnesota: Coleman campaign loses fight over 'duplicate' ballots - for now LINK
  • New Jersey: Editorial - Paper trail leads to more honest elections LINK
  • New Jersey: Editorial - Don't tamper with balloting LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - 'Rejected' ballots get sorted out 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
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