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Daily Voting News For November 3, 2008

Daily Voting News For November 3, 2008
Evening Edition

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Election day is tomorrow

Fulton and Clayton Counties, Georgia have decided that they will have enough time at the polls for all voters who want to vote to do that. They both decided not to ask the state, before-hand, to allow them to keep the polls open longer than normally allowed. Wouldn’t it have been better to ask to keep them open longer and have no one waiting on line than to force people to wait on line so you can close at the normal time? Of course, both counties have said they can handle the crowds because they have enough machines. They ignore, again, that the bottle-neck has been and will be the voter check-in procedure and their overly slow computer system. In other states it may be the ballot-on-demand system for optical-scan ballots.

In another great article from Kim Zetter and the WiredBlog, Threat Level, she reports on ‘vote-flipping’ and the ES&S voting machines.

Also from Kim is the news that one Michigan election official warned the EAC over a week ago that ES&S M-100 optical-scan machines used in her county don’t consistently tally ballots. These machines are used all across the country....

  • Featured - National: Report: ES&S Voting Machines Can Be Maliciously Calibrated to Favor Specific Candidates LINK
  • Featured – MI: Michigan Election Official Reveals ES&S Machines Don't Tally Votes Consistently LINK
  • National: On Eve of Election Day, Is the Nation’s Voting System Ready? Reports of Irregularities Pour in from Across US in Record Early Voting LINK
  • National: The Pitfalls of Electronic Voting LINK
  • National: Opinion - Will your vote count tomorrow? LINK
  • National: My Take: E-Voting Not User-Friendly LINK
  • National: Would Congressional Democrats Cover Up Election Fraud? Part 2 in the "Democracy" in America Series – No Way, Right?!?! LINK
  • National: Touchscreen Voting Machines Cause Long Lines and Disenfranchise Voters LINK
  • National: Impossibly Long Lines for Elderly, Other Voters in FL, GA, Elsewhere LINK
  • National: Opinion - Short-Circuiting the Vote Tuesday's election will be the most technologically advanced in American history. But will it be the most reliable? LINK
  • National: Nov. 4, 2008: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? LINK
  • National: Expected High Voter Turnout Has Government Officials, Watchdog Groups on Alert LINK
  • National: How to Make Reliable Voting Machines LINK
  • National: Concerns continue to shadow e-voting LINK
  • National: Could voting meltdown history repeat itself? LINK
  • National: Combat Vote Suppression LINK
  • National: Oprah’s Problem With Electronic Voting LINK
  • Colorado: Purged voters in the dark over Election Day status Thousands potentially could be denied right to cast ballots over bureaucratic snafus LINK
  • Florida: Florida tops states in concerns sent to pre-election hot line LINK
  • Georgia: Fulton and Clayton won’t extend voting hours LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Appeals court likely to rule on challenged ballots LINK
  • Louisiana: League of Women Voters of Louisiana (LWVLA) calls for the Governor and Secretary of State LINK
  • Michigan: ES&S Op-Scans Giving 'Different Results Each Time Same Ballots Run Through Machines' in MI County LINK
  • New Jersey: New voters could get ballot that's provisional It would not be counted Tuesday LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio voting machines to be tested Tuesday LINK
  • Ohio: Election Boards Ordered To Offer Paper Ballots LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Absentee Voting Winds Down With Long Lines Secretary of State predicts 80% voter turnout. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Committee of Seventy Fields Largest Ever Voter Assistance Program for Historic November 4th Election LINK
  • Texas: Texas rights group cautions against voting straight ticket; El Paso County official says voting machines are fine LINK
  • Virginia: Federal hearing on election suit Monday LINK
  • Virginia: Federal Judge to Hear Va. Election Suit Today LINK
  • Virginia: Judge rejects NAACP request for paper ballots, extended voting hours; McCain sues Va. electoral board over military ballots LINK
  • Virginia: Judge Refuses to Order Longer Voting Hours in Va. LINK
  • Virginia: Voting Groups Target Virginia LINK
  • Virginia: McCain lawsuit asks federal court to order Va. to count late overseas military ballots LINK
  • Virginia: McCain sues to force Va. to count military ballots 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 Co-Executive Director VotersUnite.Org www.votersunite.org

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