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'Daily Voting News' For November 07, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For November 07, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today we have reports that ES&S software actually flipped votes in three races at one polling place in Crawford Co Kansas. We also have reports that ES&S software incorrectly reported results in one race in Polk Co North Carolina.

The long count of votes in Hillsborough Co Florida seems to be over with the blame for problems being put, where else, on “human error”. It seems that Premier/Diebold had warned Florida users of their high-speed OSX voting machines that those machines could not take a high-volume of ballots without bogging down and causing problems. Hillsborough ignored that warning. However, why would a vendor put out a system for use in elections that cannot be used in a high-volume of ballots. King Co. Washington wanted badly to use that system. If they had it would have been a disaster....

  • National: Push to Expand Voter Rolls and Early Balloting in U.S. LINK
  • National: Election gives early-balloting initiatives a boost LINK
  • National: Election-Day Problems -- Part Deux LINK
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  • California: Election Night traffic slowed Secretary of State’s computers LINK
  • Florida: Leon County elections officials still counting votes; Boulware needs 158 for House 9 recount LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Two days after polls close, Johnson concedes Hillsborough elections supervisor race to Busansky ‘
    [Diebold/Premier OSX optical-scan system] LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Hillsborough election fixes up to Busansky LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Human Error Suspected In Election Results Delay LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Ousted Johnson Still Blames Voting Machine Firm LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County – Editorial - Cleaning up after Johnson's disaster LINK
  • Kansas: Crawford County sees voting machine error
    [ES&S ballot programming error that flipped votes in some local races] LINK
  • Kansas: Machine error could affect Crawford County attorney race LINK
  • Kansas: Crawford County - Error comes from voting machine programming
    Officials to test machines Saturday in Frontenac LINK
  • Kansas: Crawford County - Error in voting machine could affect four races
    Officials to test machines Saturday in Frontenac LINK
  • Iowa: Plymouth County - Speedy ballot count? Result of paper voting machines LINK
  • Indiana: Hamilton County - 350 Hamilton Co. ballots tossed after error LINK
  • Minnesota: Man will judge machine: scanner accuracy big in Senate race LINK
  • Minnesota: Coleman campaign questions big Franken gains LINK
  • Minnesota: FAQ on the Senate recount LINK
  • North Carolina: Polk County - Revised results give Democrats sweep in county board race
    [ES&S incorrectly reported results] LINK
  • North Carolina: CD-5 - Goode Issues Statement on 5th District Race LINK
  • Nebraska: Douglas County - Thousands of early ballots arrive late LINK
  • New York: [Governor] Paterson Seeks Voting Assessment LINK
  • New York: Electronic Voting Machines Still in Limbo LINK
  • South Carolina: Charleston County - Like old times
    Voting glitches bring delays of yesteryear to mind LINK
  • Tennessee: Tenn. will pay $25M for voting machines
    State spent millions on paperless version less than five years ago LINK
  • Tennessee: TN to spend $25M grant on voting machines LINK
  • Texas: Scanning paper ballots best election choice, study says LINK
  • Virginia: North Carolina early voting eliminated hassles LINK
  • Virginia: Recount Fictions in Virginia's Fifth LINK
  • Virginia: Goode cites 'irregularities' in reporting votes LINK
  • West Virginia: Release of returns delayed 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
    Co-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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