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Daily Voting News For November 16, 2008

Daily Voting News For November 16, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

I hate to disappoint those who like to read my lead-in to the news but I really can’t think of anything worthwhile to write today. This may be one of the last days when we in the Pac. Northwest can see the sun until next spring so I got out and away from the computer and went for a ride on my Harley to enjoy the fall colors. My son went along on his new Yamaha. As a 61 year old novice rider all of my attention and gray-matter was used to keep my bike upright and going where I wanted it to go. It was, however, a rewarding ride and a lot of fun. But, I have nothing insightful, interesting, or humorous to say to fill this space so it will just have to go blank....

  • National: U.S. Elections -- It Takes a Village LINK
  • Alaska: Begich lead over Stevens grows MARGIN IS 1,022 VOTES: With 24,000 ballots left, no one's getting excited. LINK
  • Colorado: Provisional ballot count explained LINK
  • Colorado: First vote reform panel offers little consensus, many directions LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - FL Election Integrity Advocate, Candidate For Election Supervisor Arrested at Direction of Election Supervisor, Opponent LINK
  • Kentucky: Kenton County - Controversy over recanvass in SD-23 LINK
  • Minnesota: Rejected absentee ballots: Should they count? Officials disagree on whether improperly completed absentee ballots should be made public. LINK
  • Minnesota: Franken Closes Gap To 200 Votes LINK
  • North Carolina: Canvass in Craven won’t be complete until Monday LINK
  • North Carolina: Polk County - Polk GOP files protest with Board of Elections LINK
  • Ohio: Provisional ballot use increasing Number shows voters benefit, say backers; not necessarily, say critics LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Ruling due Monday on judge's jurisdiction in provisional-ballot dispute Temporary order sought to halt processing of votes LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - County election results certified; Urban criticizes straight-party ballot LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Election not quite over yet in Montco LINK
  • Texas: Galveston County - Undervote prompts calls for improved system LINK
  • Vermont: Gary Beckwith: Electile Dysfunction? Vermont’s Vulnerable Election System 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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