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Daily Voting News For October 11, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 11, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Ever in control of the situation, Diebold is late in delivering absentee ballots to counties in Maryland. Many of the voters who have recently requested absentee ballots, heeding the advice of the governor and some elections officials, may not have a ballot to vote on next month. This will teach the voters not to mess with Diebold. / The Pennsylvania Dept. of State has determined that absentee ballots must be counted by hand and not by the counties voting machines. / The head of the county government in Montgomery Co. Maryland is asking voters to vote absentee. / The DoJ has now announced that they will be filing a lawsuit in Mississippi for violations of the VRA. In this case, the suit is being brought against blacks suppressing the right to vote of whites. / The EAC seems not to have liked the results of a study on voter fraud that they commissioned. Amid some apparent dissent within the agency they chose to not issue the report rather than have a report that said that there is NO evidence of wide-spread voter fraud as many would have us believe. / But on the other hand; officials in Missouri have found that ACORN may have turned in over 1500 fraudulent voter registrations. ...

  • National: Report refutes fraud at poll sites LINK
  • National: U.S. Elections Assistance Commission Withheld Report Showing 'Voter Fraud' (as Opposed to ELECTION Fraud) Not a Problem! LINK
  • National: HBO to Premier 'Hacking Democracy' Just Prior to November Election! LINK
  • National: New equipment provides independence for voters LINK
  • National: New voter registration laws leave thousands off the rolls LINK
  • National: CNN's Lou Dobbs: Two Back-to-Back Segments From Florida LINK
  • National: Interview with electronic voting machines expert Dan Wallach LINK
  • California: Dan Walters: Mailbox is today's war zone LINK
  • California: Alameda County - Report: Voting system is A-OK. Rights advocates dismiss findings as spin, want hack test performed LINK
  • California: Alameda County - Early votes show few problems with Alameda County 'arrow' ballots LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Voters needn't wait long to learn results LINK
  • Colorado: Adams County - Voting machines secure, accurate, easy to use, seniors say LINK
  • Colorado: Larimer County - County kicks in more money for election security LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota to appeal ballot issue LINK
  • Louisiana: Suit raises questions about election LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland Elections Officials Fear Shortage of Absentee Ballots LINK
  • Maryland: Elections Officials Worry About Getting Out Absentee Ballots LINK
  • Maryland: Montgomery County - Duncan to vote absentee. Montgomery chief, critical of polls, urges others to do same LINK
  • Minnesota: Election officials reassure voters about voting machines LINK
  • Missouri: Fraud Alleged in St. Louis Voter Sign-Up LINK
  • Mississippi: U.S. Says Blacks in Mississippi Suppress White Vote LINK
  • New York: Albany County - Optical-scan voting machines endorsed. County legislators vote to recommend them to elections commissioners LINK
  • New York: Suffolk County – Editorial - Voting machine switch LINK
  • Ohio: Political scientists choose Ohio to examine election LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Dems not confident election will be fair LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga poll workers go back to school on voting machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Some manual ballot counting will return. The Department of State has decided the new electronic voting machines aren't suitable for absentee ballot tallies. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Adams County - County voter registration office set for upcoming mid-term elections LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Software problems fixed; Montco upgrading voting machines LINK
  • Tennessee: Voter registration breaks record in Madison County LINK
  • Tennessee: Hamblen County - Recount confirms Hamblen County election results LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Official defends Diebold voting machines 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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