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Daily Voting News For November 17, 2008

Daily Voting News For November 17, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The subject of the moment seems to be Internet voting. The media isn’t reporting about it yet but the mailing list groups are all abuzz with concerns about Internet voting and, in my opinion, they should be concerned. The security of the Internet, or more correctly the lack of security of the Internet, should concern everyone in elections. Election officials like to tell anyone who will listen that their voting systems are totally secure yet many are also now talking about voting over the insecure Internet. A couple months ago the Department of Defense sent letters to all 50 states asking them to consider more use of the internet for voting. The Washington SOS is now on record as wanting to do something to forward that plan. Florida Senator Bill Nelson, has a bill filed that would ban all Internet voting yet he has recently come out in favor of Internet voting. This fight for secure voting will take everyone from the Election Integrity Community, I’m afraid. I hope we can forestall the inevitable until someone can figure out a way to make Internet voting secure....

  • National: Prof calls voter fraud charges overblown LINK
  • Arkansas: Jefferson County – Runoff Nears: Possible Ballot Error Victim Won’t File Suit LINK
  • Florida: Nelson seeks vote via Web Secure process would benefit troops, he says LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Jailed elections supervisor candidate recounts experience LINK
  • Georgia: Press Release - 173,000 Overseas and Military Ballots at Stake in Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Election: Saxby Chambliss vs. James Martin (.pdf) https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/files/173,000%20Ballots%20at%20Stake_GA%20Senate%20Runoff_(17.Nov_.08).pdf
  • Georgia: $100,000 Reward For Information About Rigging of 2002 Saxby Chambliss Senate Race In Georgia LINK
  • Georgia: SoS Opinion - Voters the real winners in recent election LINK
  • Iowa: Blackhawk County - Rogers requests total recount; Danielson clings to lead by 14 votes LINK
  • Kansas: Crawford County - Gayoso wins hand recount LINK
  • Minnesota: Senate recount decision will have effect on party's power LINK
  • Missouri: What's the matter with Missouri? LINK
  • New York: Dutchess County: Resolution Introduced to Keep NY's Lever Voting Machines Will Dutchess lead the way? LINK
  • Ohio: Dispute over provisional ballots remains in federal court LINK
  • Ohio: Election Protection in Ohio (and America) Isn’t Over LINK
  • Ohio: Paper Ballots Hold Up Ohio LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Counting ballots, fielding concerns LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Few provisional ballots counted LINK
  • South Carolina: Editorial - Should de-facto early voting be legalized or penalized? LINK
  • Texas: Brazoria County - County provisional ballots have no impact 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

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