Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Daily Voting News For December 17, 2006

Daily Voting News For December 17, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Many in the Election Integrity community have been telling anyone who would listen that the new voting technology is expensive. Utah didn't listen but now they are learning. The cost of this year's election on Diebold DREs is twice what it was in previous elections using punch-cards. AND the taxpayer gets to continue paying millions of dollars to Diebold for the privilege of using their machines. The costs are so high that many Utah jurisdictions will revert to hand-counted paper ballots in local elections....

  • California: Dan Walters: Limiting choices in voting LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Comic echo of 2000 election -- it's not funny LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 – Opinion - E-glitch
    Sarasota mess creates a test case LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Partisan battle boils over Fla. House seat
    A dispute over a GOP victory may test Pelosi's pledge to keep peace. LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 – Opinion - The case for Jennings
    Stakes demand completion of audit, fair hearing of her challenge LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Report: Ballot Design Caused Jennings to Lose LINK
  • Kentucky: Straight-ticket voting may end LINK
  • Maryland: Opinion - Early voting issue hardly worth reviving LINK
  • New Jersey: Morris Township - Grayzel challenges 1-vote loss; suit claims several votes should have been counted that weren't LINK
  • New York: Opinion - Voted down
    Election machines fail to win state certification LINK
  • Ohio: Analysis shows record use of absentee ballots in '06 election LINK
  • Utah: E-vote tab adds up to big trouble
    Contract with Diebold may put ballot expenses out of reach for some cities, counties in Utah LINK
  • Virginia: Groups seek law to verify voting
    Va. lawmakers will push for paper audit trails for 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.**

*************

John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Member www.votetrustusa.org

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Biden In Tokyo: Killing Strategic Ambiguity
Could it have been just another case of bumbling poor judgment, the mind softened as the mouth opened? A question was put to US President Joe Biden, visiting Tokyo and standing beside Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida: “You didn’t want to get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons. Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?” The answer: “Yes. That’s a commitment we made.”.. More>>

Dunne Speaks: Robertson's Budget Gamble On Treasury
The popular test of the success or failure of Grant Robertson’s fifth Budget will be its impact on the soaring cost of living. In today’s climate little else matters. Because governments come and governments go – about every six to seven years on average since 1945 – getting too focused on their long-term fiscal aspirations is often pointless... More>>

Keith Rankin: Liberal Democracy In The New Neonationalist Era: The Three 'O's
The proposed ‘New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme’ (‘the scheme’) has attracted strong debate among the more left-wing and liberal groupings, within New Zealand-Aotearoa. This debate should be seen as a positive rather than negative tension because of the opportunity to consider and learn from the implications and sharpen advocacy... More>>


Digitl: Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy
Earlier this month Te Waihanga, New Zealand’s infrastructure commission, tabled its first Infrastructure Strategy: Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa. Te Waihanga describes its document as a road map for a thriving New Zealand... More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Leaking For Roe V Wade
The US Supreme Court Chief Justice was furious. For the first time in history, the raw judicial process of one of the most powerful, and opaque arms of government, had been exposed via media – at least in preliminary form. It resembled, in no negligible way, the publication by WikiLeaks of various drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership... More>>




The Conversation: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn't the answer

As New Zealand considers the removal of the goods and services tax (GST) from food to reduce costs for low income households, advocates need to consider the impact cheap food has on the environment and whether there are better options to help struggling families... More>>