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Daily Voting News For November 5: Morning Edition

Daily Voting News For November 5: Morning Edition


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of "http://www.VotersUnite.org">VotersUnite.org

This morning there are some articles that were from last night after I sent the evening edition. Anything I entered this morning is strictly about problems with voting machines and tabulation of votes. Except for something that I feel needs to be in DVN that is not about technology and vote counting I will probably skip it unless it is a big story. I have also made things easier and added notes between brackets [ ] so the reader will know the manufacturer of the system and/or what the problem is that is being reported.

There are some problems with vote tabulation that will be followed. Hillsborough Co Florida is having problems with their Premier/Diebold system and with the vendor. Washoe Co Nevada is reporting 40 blank memory cards. Boulder Co Colorado is having problems because their Hart eScan optical-scan machines have problems with ballot dust and dirt.

National: The Basics of Voter Suppression Tactics
http://www.pubrecord.org/politics/462.html?task=view

National: E-Voting: What Will it Take for a Smooth Election?
http://www.cio.com/article/459513/E_Voting_What_Will_it_Take_for_a_Smooth_Election_

National: Voting hotline gets 3,000 complaints an hour
http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/voting-hotline-has-received-3000-complaints-an-hour-2008-11-04.html

National: RNC May Challenge Integrity of 'Computerized Voting'
http://www.pubrecord.org/component/content/470.html?task=view

National: Electronic scams attempt to keep new voters at home
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/05/electronic-scams-attempt-keep-new-voters-home/

CA: Santa Clara County - Few problems reported in area despite record turnout
[Sequoia machine failures caused delays – 57 machines failed]
http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_10901166

CO: Boulder County - Dust, Creases Slow Ballot Count In Boulder
Workers Have To Inspect Ballots [Hart eScan]
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/17895498/detail.html#-

CO: Boulder County - ‘Phantom’ marks frustrate election workers [Hart eScan problems]
http://www.timescall.com/news_story.asp?ID=11914

FL: Hillsborough County - Voting Glitches Mar Election [Diebold/Premier Optical-scan]
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/nov/05/na-voting-glitches-mar-election/news-politics/

FL: Voting problems plagued Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/article888482.ece

FL: Hillsborough County - Hillsborough To Resume Tabulating Votes Today
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/nov/05/judge-shuts-down-hillsborough-elections-office-bec/news-politics/

FL: Hillsborough results frozen, tens of thousands still uncounted
http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=93530&catid=8

FL: Vote counting won't end in Hillsborough until this afternoon
["They weren't speaking the truth about what they promised," Johnson said. "I wish I had told you that at first and was less nice, but we haven't had much help from the vendor for the second time in a row." The vendor is Diebold/Premier]
http://blogs.tampabay.com/baybuzz/2008/11/counting-of-vot.html

FL: Glitch prevents Manatee County from issuing final election results [Diebold/Premier OS]
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20081104/BREAKING/811040175?Title=Glitch_prevents_Manatee_County_from_issuing_final_election_results

FL: Manatee County - Glitch postpones Manatee vote totals
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20081105/BREAKING/811050297/-1/NEWSSITEMAP

GA: Why counting electronic ballots takes time
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2008/11/04/counting_votes_takes_time.html

GA: Fulton County - Senior citizens among those who have voting problems
http://www.ajc.com/traffic/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2008/11/04/problems_election.html

IA: Modem Problem Delayed Linn County Results [Premier/Diebold OSx optical scan]
http://www.kcrg.com/explorepolitics/33875909.html

IN: Madison County – Editorial - Ballot-counting problem should have been avoided [Early voting ballots misprinted by ES&S]
http://www.theheraldbulletin.com/opinion/local_story_309220039.html?keyword=topstory

IN: Tippecanoe County - Final counts delayed as ballots sorted [Premier/Diebold TS R6 download problem]
http://www.jconline.com/article/20081105/ELECTION01/811050349

MD: Touch-screen voting will be gone in 2010
Maryland to return to paper ballots in next election
http://www.somdnews.com/stories/11052008/entetop161045_32347.shtml

MD: Registration errors disrupt voting
http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2008/11/05/News/Registration.Errors.Disrupt.Voting-3525728.shtml

ME: Cumberland County - Broken voting machine delays Scarborough results [memory card failure]
http://www.keepmecurrent.com/Community/story.cfm?storyID=60312

MS: Miss. voters face long lines, machine problems
http://www.desototimes.com/articles/2008/11/04/news/doc4910d96493b52894290100.txt

NC: Voting glitch in Rockingham County [ES&S optical scan]
http://www.godanriver.com/gdr/news/local/rockingham_news/article/voting_glitch_in_rockingham_county/7254/

NJ: High Turnout, Voter Problems Reported Around N.J.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/elections/local/High_Turnout_Voter_Problems_Reported_Around_NJ.html

NJ: Hudson County vote count hits major snag
http://www.nj.com/elections/index.ssf/2008/11/hudson_county_vote_count_hits.html

NV: Washoe County - Blank cartridges delay final Washoe tally
[40 blank cartridges from Sequoia AVC Edge machines used in the election; or not used?]
http://www.rgj.com/article/20081105/NEWS19/811050465/1321/NEWS

NY: Oneida County - New voting machines prove troubling
http://www.uticaod.com/election2008/x1197773421/New-voting-machines-prove-troubling

OH: Boards of elections set to deal with provisional ballots as Ohio polls close
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081104/NEWS09/811040230

OH: Cuyahoga County elections workers rescanning ballots from more than 100 precincts
http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2008/11/cuyahoga_county_elections_work.html

OH: Miami County set to recount 7,500 paper ballots [Diebold/Premier optical-scan memory card failure]
http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/11/05/ddn110508miamiwoesweb.html

OH: Miami Co. count in, delayed by equipment failure
http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/11/05/ddn110508miamielectweb.html

PA: Northumberland County voting machines will be impounded [Diebold TSx]
http://www.dailyitem.com/0100_news/local_story_309211730.html

PA: Northumberland County - Computer glitch stalls Northumberland County vote count [Diebold TSx]
http://www.dailyitem.com/0100_news/local_story_309211730.html?keyword=topstory

PA: Philadelphia - Judge denies vote-counting suit vs. Philly
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/politics/2008/view/2008_11_04_Judge_denies_vote-counting_suit_vs__Philly/srvc=home&position=recent

WV: Marion County - Glitch Stops Vote Counting in Marion [ES&S]
http://www.whsv.com/westvirginiaap/headlines/33863909.html

WV: Marion County - Software glitch delays vote count [ES&S – ““I’m very disappointed with the software system that reads and tallies the votes,” Marion County Clerk Janice Cosco said.]
http://www.timeswv.com/todaystopnews/local_story_310033002.html

Washington DC: D.C. Board of Elections Yet to Release Any Results
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/04/AR2008110404287.html

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