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Daily Voting News For November 13, 2008

Daily Voting News For November 13, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In the face of a large number of problems with unverifiable, inaccurate, and unreliable voting systems the state of New Jersey is on the verge of making another decision to put-off any requirement for a voter verified paper ballot. It was originally supposed to happen on Jan. 1, 2008 but that date was allowed to slip until Jan. 2009. Now the legislation is about to change the date to sometime in 2010. Why? One legislator claimed that refitted units were too complicated. Why are they even thinking about refitting the junk they have now? They need to scrap their unreliable voting system and go a different direction....

  • National: Voter-rights advocates hope that this year they've won LINK
  • California: Napa County – Editorial - Election raises new questions LINK
  • California: Stanislaus County - Totaling ballots drags out LINK
  • Colorado: Polling sites pose barriers to disabled voters, advocate says LINK
  • Colorado: Reform panel finds its cup overflowing LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - Hillary Hall: A letter from Boulder County Clerk & Recorder LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - County wrapping up election, starting inquiry Work to begin soon to find out why vote-tally took three days LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - County Clerk: Confidence in our accuracy LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough counts 846 ballots a week after election LINK
  • Kansas: Local outcomes not effected by Crawford County recount LINK
  • Kansas: Crawford County - Attorney’s race to see hand recount LINK
  • Michigan: Cathy Church Announces Recount Petition in Independent race for Marquette County Prosecutor LINK
  • Minnesota: Canvassing Board set for Senate recount The secretary of state appointed four judges to certify Senate election and rule on any disputes; the recount starts Wednesday. LINK
  • Minnesota: Franken Sues For Access to List of Voters Whose Ballots Were Rejected LINK
  • Minnesota: Election 2008: Spotlight on Minnesota LINK
  • Minnesota: Beltrami County conducts post-election review LINK
  • Missouri: Nine days later, and Missouri’s presidential outcome up in the air LINK
  • New Jersey: Paper-receipt voting machines delayed once again LINK
  • New Jersey: Bill would scrap voting machine retrofit deadline LINK
  • Nevada: Nye County - Could vote totals have been released earlier? LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Stivers' supporters sue Brunner over provisional ballots LINK
  • Vermont: Ballots found, recount ordered in Barre race LINK
  • West Virginia: Evadna Bartlett: West Virginia should consider allowing voters to cast ballots by mail 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

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

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