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'Daily Voting News' For November 10, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For November 10, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Many pundits and talking heads of all stripes are summing up this past election as if it was all over. Depending on who their audience is they are claiming that it was all a success and that there were no long lines or they are telling us that there were problems but they were wide-spread. Those who deny the lines only need to look at the pictures and read some of the first-hand accounts of voters standing on line for hours and hours just to vote. There are still tens of thousands of votes being counted nationally. I’m going to hold my opinion on the failures of vote counting, provisional ballot usage, and voter registration data-bases and e-poll books until after all of the votes are counted. ...

  • National: Editorial - A Better Vote
    This election was relatively smooth, but it also showed how the system could be further improved. LINK
  • National: Voting In 2008: Lessons Learned LINK
  • National: Election Reform Can't Wait
    Obama's Margin Of Victory Obscures Voting Problems, But His Administration Should Address Them LINK
  • National: Voter registration process is under scrutiny LINK
  • National: U.S. Elections -- It Takes a Village LINK
  • Alaska: Number of outstanding ballots grows to 81,000
    U.S. Senate and other races yet to be decided LINK
  • Alaska: Alaska Stinks & Minnesota's on Edge, So Here's What Parties and Citizens Can Do to Try and Ensure Election Results with Integrity There and Elsewhere LINK
  • Alaska: Alaska Race May Not Be Called for 2 Weeks LINK
  • California: Brown, McClintock hire lawyers for 4th District ballot counting LINK
  • California: L.A. County election czar's to-do list includes reforms LINK
  • California: San Francisco County - Ranked Choice Voting Didn’t Change Results LINK
  • Colorado: Better voting is aim of Colorado election panel LINK
  • Florida: The election struggle
    The process worked, but there's plenty of room for improvement LINK
  • Georgia: After Citizenship Challenges, Ballots Thrown Out in Georgia LINK
  • Iowa: Buchanan County - Absentee ballots a headache for election officials LINK
  • Kansas: Johnson County - JoCo election workers now counting provisional ballots. Drum roll please .... LINK
  • Kansas: Johnson County is counting provisional ballots; results due Tuesday LINK
  • Minnesota: Ballot by ballot, victor to emerge LINK
  • Minnesota: Counting Controversy: Time To Trust The ES&S M100 And Diebold AccuVote? LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota Ripe for Election Fraud LINK
  • Missouri: Monday editorial: Polling place postmortem for St. Louis region LINK
  • Ohio: Election disputes offer new niche for lawyers
    Politicized system, vague election reform motivating groups to fight it out in court LINK
  • Oklahoma: Election system change eyed LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Editorial - Bring early voting to Pennsylvania LINK
  • South Carolina: Spartanburg County - Officials to look at voting issues
    Long lines at some precincts a concern LINK
  • Texas: Hundreds Of New Ballots Added To Harris County Vote LINK
  • Texas: Hidalgo County - New elections administrator's first big night goes off without a hitch LINK
  • Vermont: Essex County - New Voting Machines Falter, Could Cost Big Bucks LINK
  • Washington: Why voting in Seattle was nothing like voting in New York LINK
  • Washington DC: RICHIE/SANTUCCI: How D.C. votes 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

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

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