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Daily Voting News For November 9, 2006

Daily Voting News For November 9, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

It took over 24 hours for Cook Co. Illinois to count their votes. That's with their brand-new Smartmatic clone Sequoia voting machines. County Clerk David Orr conceded that the hardware and software being used should be re-examined. / One of the striking problems that has come up around the country is the reason for long lines in many places. They just didn't buy enough machines for the turnout they had. Another boon for the vendors when all they really needed to do was buy one PBOS for each precinct and there would have been no need to go out and buy more DRE machines. And the cause of the long lines in Denver; poorly written, poorly tested voter registration software from Sequoia. ...

  • National: What, exactly, is an election meltdown? LINK
  • National: Voting booth glitches show where fixes needed ahead LINK
  • National: Vote-flipping plagues e-voting LINK
  • National: A monumental victory for the election protection movement LINK
  • National: The drama of empty numbers LINK
  • National: E-Voting Glitches Examined; Reform Push Planned LINK
  • National: A Post Mortem on the Voting Process LINK
  • Alaska: Judge Orders Division of Elections To Preserve Copies of Election Records LINK
  • Arkansas: One county has yet to report in general election LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County To Recount Votes
    Inspection Could Affect Every Race LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - Waiting for results LINK
  • Arkansas: Sharp County - Sharp voting machines have problems LINK
  • California: E-Voting; A True Story LINK
  • California: Paper problems jam up electronic voting LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - SCV: InkaVote Plus Machine Not Working LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Mayor says "Enough is enough"LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - City official wants to scrap Denver Election Commission LINK
  • Colorado: Denver – Editorial - Time to junk election commission LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Experts not surprised by Denver woes LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Tech experts, election judges blast efforts LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - City election panel blames delays on software glitches LINK
  • Colorado: Douglas County - Clerk Takes Blame For Voting Problems LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Human error possible in voting glitch LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County - Firm's role in voting at issue LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - 18,000 votes in U.S. House race may be lost LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Attorneys swarm in for vote recount LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota voters report touch-screen woes LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Race so close 2 recounts may be required by law LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County voters choose paper ballots LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State to audit flawed Sarasota County vote LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - PFAW Foundation Asks for Investigation into Massive Undercount in Florida Congressional Race LINK
  • Florida: 'Undervotes' in race to fill Harris' seat spur call for inquiry LINK
  • Iowa: Humboldt County - Auditor will seek recount after discrepancy LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Cook County's Pricey Voting Equipment Falters
    Votes Still Being Counted Almost 24 Hours After Polls Closed LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Cook voting glitches blamed on small computers LINK
  • Illinois: Cook County - Finger-pointing begins over slow vote tabulation LINK
  • Illinois: Cook County - Second time not the charm for new voting equipment LINK
  • Illinois: Cook County - County to probe slow count LINK
  • Kentucky: Voting machine glitches statewide delay results LINK
  • Kentucky: Machines' problems led to hand counts
    Results delayed in 19 Ky. counties LINK
  • Maine: Results slowed by machine trouble LINK
  • Missouri: St Louis County - Touch-screen voting will be reviewed LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Election success cost an extra $17 per voter LINK
  • Ohio: Warren County - Warren delay raises eyebrows LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - County to investigate voting problems LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - Two Hazleton area voters file complaints about new machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County - Paper ballots to back up machines LINK
  • South Carolina: Parties line up people to watch recounts in two statewide races LINK
  • Tennessee: Metro wants more voting machines LINK
  • Texas: Ballot, polling woes aggravate voters LINK
  • Texas: Three counties wrestled with voting miscues LINK
  • Texas: Human error to blame for wrong vote tally in South Texas LINK
  • Texas: North Texas - Problems are reported with vote machines LINK
  • Texas: Tom Green County - Tom Green County experiences voting problems LINK
  • West Virginia: Fayette County - Fayette glitches lead to all-night vote count LINK
  • Virginia: Machine Politics '06: Paperless Ballots That Generate a Lot of Ink LINK
  • Virginia: Fairfax County - Voting Glitch in Fairfax
    Some machine malfunctions could fuel arguments for recount. 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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