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Daily Voting News For November 5 & 6, 2006

Daily Voting News For November 5, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

The full, un-redacted SAIC report has finally been released today. / Today marks the 58th anniversary of the "Polk County Massacre" in Tennessee. / The news for the past week, today and surely tomorrow has been rife with 'feel-good' articles about how prepared counties are and how well the voters like their voting machines. If the primaries and early voting are a gauge, then we are looking at many of these counties, especially those in states with no early voting, to have problems. / Bibb, Camden and Cobb Co.s Georgia will all use machines with a vvpat for the first time this year. Let's hope the state is serious about this test and that the printers are properly serviced and not allowed to fail just so the state and Diebold can claim it is a mistake. / Anderson Co South Carolina has sleepovers this weekend. / ...

  • National: BradBlog Exclusive Documents: 'The Pentagon Paper Of E-Voting' – The Long-sought 2003 State of Maryland's 'SAIC Report' On Diebold Security Vulnerabilities – Now Released in Full! LINK
  • National: Elections 58 years ago marked by violence LINK
  • National: All Four Major E-Voting Machines Flip Votes in Early Voting LINK
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  • National: Fingers Crossed That Voting Machines Work LINK
  • National: What to Do if You Have Trouble Voting LINK
  • National: Lawyers fan out for US mid-term elections LINK
  • National: Groups at odds with Pentagon over e-mail ballots LINK
  • National: The Importance of Recounts LINK
  • National: Tight Lid Kept On Exit-Poll 'Vault' LINK
  • National: Columnist - Sanctity of ballot is once more at stake LINK
  • National: Counting on security
    The transition to electronic voting without tough standards for security, reliability and accessibility is a serious mistake. LINK
  • National: U.S. Attorney's Office: We're ready to investigate election fraud LINK
  • National: Vote-counting, exit-poll groups learned from '04 LINK
  • National: Getting Ugly Early On Election Law LINK
  • National: Political pressure mounts on decision desks LINK
  • National: Nancy Giles: Why Doesn't U.S. Voting Work?
    Inspiring Democracy Abroad May Seem Easier Than Ensuring Democratic Principles, Like Voting, Back Home LINK
  • Alaska: Voters prefer paper ballots over screens
    Machines shunned in 20 percent of precincts LINK
  • Alabama: Baldwin County - Changes made to avoid 2002 voting problems
    Alabama voters head to the polls Tuesday LINK
  • California: How Safe Is Your Vote? LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Electronic voting safe, secure and monitored LINK
  • Delaware: Elections chief: Electronic machines just fine LINK
  • Florida: Electronic machines' vote tallies will be on the button, elections chiefs vow LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voting glitch prompts warning LINK
  • Georgia: 3 Georgia precincts to use paper trail
    Officials hope experiment reassures voters LINK
  • Georgia: Opinions remain mixed on voting machines LINK
  • Illinois: Rockford, Winnebago Counties - E-voting safe bet for local voters LINK
  • Kansas: Shawnee County - The right touch? Voters not sure
    Majority casting advance ballots opting not to use high-tech devices LINK
  • Maryland: Mail-voting extension sought LINK
  • Maryland: Group Threatens Legal Action To Extend Absentee Balloting LINK
  • Missouri: Boone County - Clerk still wary of electronic voting LINK
  • Mississippi: Moment of truth for new voting machines LINK
  • New Jersey: Experts: Be alert for voting machine problems LINK
  • New Jersey: Poll workers predict rough day LINK
  • New Mexico: On the bubble LINK
  • New Mexico: New Mexico Dirty Tricks: GOP Targets Voters With Hispanic Surnames LINK
  • Ohio: Absentee ballots double this year LINK
  • Ohio: Officials ready for anything
    New machines, ID requirements keep many on their toes LINK
  • Ohio: State advises counties not to scan absentee ballots early LINK
  • Ohio: Tuscarawas County - Making sense of ID requirements LINK
  • Pennsylvania: An eSlate of candidates LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lawrence and Mercer Counties - Mercer, Lawrence workers to hand-count absentees LINK
  • South Carolina: Anderson County - Voting machines go home with election workers LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Tennessee's GOP Party Says More Voter Smart Cards Are Missing LINK
  • Texas: Lawyers stand by in Dist. 22 LINK
  • Texas: Gregg, Harrison, Rusk Counties - More counties vote 'no' to paper ballots LINK
  • Virginia: Columnist - Take a healthy skepticism to the polls LINK
  • Wisconsin: Touch-screen voting to aid larger turnout Tuesday LINK


Daily Voting News For November 6, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

If you have a problem voting, call The Election Integrity Response System at 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 'The state of Florida was on high alert today as an electronic voting machine that was being tested in advance of Tuesday’s midterm election went berserk and killed nine in a terrifying rampage.' (Satire) / 'There are reports from at least seven states of voters being harassed by multiple phone calls with recorded messages - "robocalls" - that appear to be a devious manipulation of voter's pre-election advertisement overload.' / Well, it all starts/ends tomorrow. Let's hope things go smoothly in all 50 states and that every losing candidate is satisfied with the results of the election. I'm a dreamer but what the hell…...

  • National: Recounting Tomorrow's Vote LINK
  • National: Voting equipment could get sharper federal scrutiny next year LINK
  • National: What you can do if you have trouble voting on Tuesday LINK
  • National: Election Day: Get Ready for the Glitches LINK
  • National: Editorial - E-voting: The need for paper LINK
  • National: Everything You Need to Know to Cast Your Ballot LINK
  • National: Editorial - Protecting the Right to Vote LINK
  • National: A New Breed of Watchdog For Election Day LINK
  • National: Activists Take Measures to Ensure Fair Elections LINK
  • National: Vote fraud: a business opportunity?
    Hoping electronic voting won’t be a big story this week. LINK
  • National: In a Brief, Unsigned New Opinion, The Supreme Court Sends the Wrong Signal on Voter ID and Voter Fraud LINK
  • National: How to Make Your Vote Count LINK
  • National: E-Voting Boosts Earnings Despite Hacking Concerns
    Maker of ATMs Has Made Millions on Voting Systems But Suffered from Political Controversy LINK
  • National: Electronic Voting Machine Slays Nine. LINK
  • National: U.S. elections: New law, new voting machines may lead to glitches, delays in results LINK
  • National: 'The Pentagon Papers Of E-Voting' -- Maryland's 'SAIC Report' On Diebold Security Vulnerabilities -- Released LINK
  • National: Voting machines cause landslide of problems LINK
  • National: Robocalls - If You Get an Annoying Call From a Candidate, It May Have Come From Their Opponent LINK
  • National: A message to IRV fans - look beyond the hype LINK
  • National: Problems to Watch for on Election Day LINK
  • National: Confused Poll Workers – Another Worry on November 7 LINK
  • National: Would open source make elections fair? LINK
  • National: Glitches, SNAFUs, and Skullduggery: A roundup of problems already documented and issues that may suppress the '06 vote LINK
  • National: `Brave New Ballot' Author Attacks Electronic Voting: Interview LINK
  • National: E-Voting Concerns Take Non-Partisan Blush LINK
  • National: Federal observers at polls in 22 states LINK
  • California: San Mateo County - Officials shoot for worry-free voting LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Vote centers complicate mix LINK
  • Connecticut: University of Connecticut Approves State's Choice of Optical Scan Voting Technology LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Restoring trust
    Voting machine uncertainty persists LINK
  • Florida: Poll workers gearing up for a long, hard day LINK
  • Florida: Lee County - Bilingual ballots cause stir for voters
    Some want 'English-only' despite law LINK
  • Florida: Miami-Dade County - Voting Machine Glitches Found During Early Voting LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Group wants paper ballots LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Voter Rights Organization Says Volusia Plagued With Problems LINK
  • Georgia: Monitors make your vote count
    Safety guidelines ensure reliable results for voters LINK
  • Idaho: Bonneville County – Idaho County Asking Disbled Voters To Limit Touch-Screen Ballots LINK
  • Indiana: Voting fiasco a big 'What if?' in Indiana LINK
  • Maryland: Suit eyes extended absentee voting LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland Dems: Extend Absentee Deadline LINK
  • Missouri: Election officials ready for big day LINK
  • New Hampshire: Investigators: Political Phone Messages May Be Illegal In N.H LINK
  • _New Mexico:_ Democrats accuse Republicans of misdirecting voters, GOP fires back LINK

  • Ohio: Election Day forecast: Problems likely LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio absentee ballots scanned early LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - No Major Glitches Encountered In Absentee Ballot Scanning LINK
  • Ohio: Stark County - Tally could be quicker LINK
  • Ohio: Tuscarawas County - Miller estimates about 49 percent turnout Tuesday LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Jill Porter | GOP 'robocall' tactics make me sick LINK
  • South Carolina: Skeptics fear new voting system LINK
  • South Carolina: You've got 3 minutes to vote, sort of LINK
  • _Tennessee:_ Shelby County - Election Commission says voters walked off with smart cards LINK

  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Accusations of Voter Fraud Surface LINK
  • Texas: Williamson County - Voting machines repaired, officials say LINK
  • Virginia: Sec. of Virginia State Board of Elections Finds Widespread Incidents of Voter Suppression LINK
  • Wisconsin: Future is now in voting
    Elections officials say touch-screen machines could shorten lines at polls LINK
  • Wisconsin: Poll jitters: New registration system, electronic voting set some nerves on edge LINK
  • West Virginia: Election expected to go smoothly 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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