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Daily Voting News For December 1, 2006

Daily Voting News For December 1, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

There is already a scheduled recount in the OH-15 District that will begin next Tuesday. Now a Franklin Co judge has also asked for a recount of her loss due to suspected machine problems. / It seems that Sequoia VP Howard Cramer may have been less than honest in statements made to the Denver Election Commission which is investigating why they had miserable failures in last month's election. He tried to say that Sequoia was only asked for "voter registration" software and the county misused that software as an e-poll book. Documents now show that Sequoia was contracted to provide what is clearly e-poll book software. Oh what a tangled web we weave....

  • National: Security Of Electronic Voting Is Condemned
    Paper Systems Should Be Included, Agency Says LINK
  • National: NIST Reaches Unavoidable Conclusion: Paperless DREs Not Acceptable LINK
  • National: Valid voting is not rocket science
    Congress can ensure that our ballot system works accurately and reliably every election with proper funding LINK
  • National: Wireless Enters the Political Arena
    Wireless may rock the vote in coming elections. LINK
  • National: E-voting needs paper trail, scientists say LINK
  • National: Touch-screen voting machines aren't secure, federal agency says LINK
  • National: Feinstein: Report Highlights Need for New Legislation to Reform Electronic Voting LINK
  • National: Report: Paperless e-voting is not secure LINK
  • National: Federal agency faults voting machines LINK
  • National: Page One Washington Post: 'Paperless Electronic Voting Machines Cannot Be Made Secure' LINK
  • National: Congress Addresses Voting; Advocates Hold Breath LINK
  • National: The issue of paperless ballots LINK
  • Alabama: Madison County - Voting machines pass test for recount today LINK
  • Colorado: Denver County - City asked for pollbook software LINK
  • Colorado: Douglas County - Douglas foresaw voting 'train wreck' LINK
  • Colorado: Douglas County Seeks Solutions To Voting Problems LINK
  • Colorado: Douglas County starts untangling voting problems LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Use touch-screen brain to solve election puzzle LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Test shows vote machines OK LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - A dozen good reasons for the low vote LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State: Workers erred in testing LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Election lawsuit expands LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Human error root of e-vote disparities LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voting-Machine Maker Added to Fla. Lawsuit LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State begins second touch-screen test LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Second touch-screen test underway LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Audit an Exercise in Futility; Revote Only Remedy for Sarasota Voters, Mitchell Says LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Group Says State Run Tests of ES&S Touch-Screen Machines an 'Excercise in Futility' LINK
  • Maryland: Baltimore County - County seeks investigation on how some people voted twice LINK
  • New Jersey: Ocean County – Opinion - Your vote may or may not have been counted on Election Day LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio County Considers New, More Secure Voting System LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Judge wants recount, citing errors at the polls LINK
  • Ohio: Miami County officials worry 2008 presidential election could be 'chaos' 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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