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Daily Voting News For December 29-30, 2006

Daily Voting News For December 29, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

"It is a matter of fundamental fairness, of good government, and of accountability that we get to the bottom of this election," said Rep. Rush Holt. "It is imperative that every election reflect the will of voters accurately. In the case of Florida-13, there is no way to know whether the result presented by the Florida Secretary of State is valid - in fact, there is significant evidence that it is not. 18,000 missing votes in a race certified on the basis of a 369 vote margin is an overwhelming indication that something went wrong." / Meanwhile the Judge who heard the Jennings evidentiary hearing has ruled against Democracy and for ES&S. Even though the state and ES&S have allowed computer scientists to look at the source code (presently an ongoing process) the judge refused to allow Jennings' experts the same courtesy. ...

  • National: Holt to Support Jennings Contest on House Floor LINK
  • Florida: Alachua County - Did voting machines with levers leave trail? LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Using Technology to Undermine the Ballot Box LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Jennings OKs Buchanan in House seat temporarily LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Disputed Florida election to spill onto House floor LINK
  • Florida: Florida Republican Faces House Challenge Next Week LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - House candidate can't inspect secret voting software LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Panel set to review voting system LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - D-13 awaits judge's ruling LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Judge rules against Jennings, Democrats to seat Buchanan in Congress LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County – Judge Denies Plaintiff Motion To Review Source Code LINK
  • Kentucky: Panel to look into paper trail for ballots LINK
  • Rhode Island: Editorial - Ballot counting methods needs a revamp LINK
  • Virginia: Delegate's bill would limit automated political phone calls 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.**


Daily Voting News For December 30, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

"As 2007 rolls in, millions of Americans will have to make what looks like a momentous technical decision: Should they upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Windows? At the same time, legislators and election boards will be pondering a far more important decision: Do we want Microsoft Windows - or any operating system - running elections?" asks Mike Hemowitz of the Baltimore Sun. A very good question that can be answered easily. No! No software for casting ballots. No '1's' and '0's'. No DRE's in our elections. No! / On Jan. 4 and 5 Democracy will again be under attack as the vendor sponsored Election Center goes to Washington DC in hopes of influencing your congress people and Senators to vote against new legislation that we have been working for over the past couple years. Call your Senator and Congressman/woman and ask them not to be fooled by this group. They do not speak for the voters and they do not speak for Democracy....

  • National: Opinion - Today's Voting Machines Story - Who Are Our Elections FOR? LINK
  • National: Technology: It's time to ditch touch-screen voting for paper ballots LINK
  • Alabama: HAVA reimbursement in pipeline LINK
  • Arkansas: Lawmakers Talk Of Shortening Early Voting LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - House Democrats to Object to Florida Election Outcome LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Holt supports Jennings, calls for revote LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Jennings takes her fight forward LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Jennings gets dealt 2 setbacks LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Fla. judge rules against election challenger LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Judge's ruling a major blow to Democrat's bid for House seat LINK
  • Florida: FL-13 - Judge: Case built on 'speculation and conjecture' LINK
  • Michigan: Oakland County - Voting machines flawed, clerks in Oakland Co. say LINK
  • Michigan: Oakland County - Recall voting machines, clerks say LINK
  • New Hampshire: Patriot's Day: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised LINK
  • New York: New York City - It’s paper ballots vs. touch screen voting at the City Council LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County - Westmoreland appoints elections director LINK
  • Virginia: Bill Would Limit Automated Political Phone Calls 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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