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Daily Voting News For April 20, 2007

Daily Voting News For April 20, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

It is amazing that different media sources can read a report (or not read it) and report on it and those reports are totally different. The recently released Cuyahoga County, Ohio report told that vote-memory card totals failed to match electronic voting machine ballot tallies in more than one quarter of the samples checked. The report also found that hundreds of votes were lost, that others were recorded twice and that software used to count the ballots was vulnerable to data problems. The New York Times reported the problems. Meanwhile the local Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the audit is good news for touch screen and that the audit showed that a tally matched the official record. It makes one question who read what in the report....

  • NAtional: Two Compelling Reasons To Resist the Holt Bill LINK
  • California: Opinion - Vote-by-mail doesn't deliver voters LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - Get it right Our position: Optical-scan machines are needed for the integrity of the voting system. LINK
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  • Florida: Congressional Challenger Calls for Independent Investigation Into Contested Results From 2006 Election LINK
  • Kentucky: Secretary of state candidates debate paper trails for e-voting LINK
  • New York: Delay on voting machines causes concern State hasn't OK'd devices to replace lever system, which can't be used after August. LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Audit: Cuyahoga vote results match, some torn reports unreadable LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Audit Finds Many Faults in Cleveland’s ’06 Voting LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Audit is good news for touch screens LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Election audit finds mistakes aplenty 1 in 4 Cleveland memory cards fail to match up to official totals LINK
  • Washington DC: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Welcomes House Passage of the D.C. House Voting Rights Act 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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John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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